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Love Seaford? Be part of something big...

The Shoal, Seaford's Community Bench, is an exciting sculptural seating attraction to be installed in three stages; the first of which was unveiled on 1 May 2017 by the Lord Lieutenant and Mayor of Seaford amist a buzzing crowd of watchers who turned out to see this exciting new addition to the beach. Located on Seaford's widest jetty at Splash Point, close to the beach huts and Seaford Head cliffs, the bench represents a remarkable stream meandering the length of the breakwater.

The brainchild of Gabby Tofts, an inspirational gardener, and Christian Funnell, a renowned local sculptor, it is already drawing a lot of enthusiastic attention. Gabby and Christian were selected by the Seaford Community Partnership, working in conjunction with Seaford Town Council and East Sussex County Council, to bring this project to life. Examples of Christian’s work can also be seen in Seaford’s Peace Garden and at Birling Gap. He always endeavours to bring the visitor a sense of engagement with the unique qualities of a given place.

Through generous sponsorship, this stunning sculptural bench can be built to benefit the whole community, becoming a destination with breathtaking views of Seaford Head and Seaford Bay for all to sit a while and enjoy. The galvanised, marine-grade steel used for the sculpture is vandal proof and has a lifespan of 20 years.

   

Sponsorship Options

The following sponsorship options have been designed to give a wide choice to everyone who would like to be part of this amazing project. If you are giving a fish as a gift, a card is available to collect from the Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street.

Monumental Mackerel   

Swimming through the stream are seven, Monumental Mackerel benches, each a unique design and shape, measuring 3.5 metres in length. They will face east and west alternatively to capture the views, and each one will have seven sponsors, representing the ultimate gift to the people of Seaford. Plaques will be affixed to the back rest of the bench.

160x60mm (250 characters*, 6 lines)      Sponsorship: £1,000    

 

Three sizes of individual fish, made from marine-grade stainless steel, will be set in hardwood slats, coming together in a flowing shoal swimming the length of the stream – a celebration of the life of Seaford’s community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sprat                              

The Sprat can be engraved with your choice of name and makes an ideal gift.

170x25mm (20 characters*, 1 line)     Sponsorship: £85    

The Sardine                             

A larger fishy plaque to celebrate special events (births, weddings, engagements, special birthdays, retirement) or to remember a loved one.

225x45mm (70 characters*, 3 lines)     Sponsorship: £150

The Herring                        

The largest of the plaques gives you freedom to express yourself. The Herring can again be used for any form of celebration or a memorial dedication. Or how about poetry? Share your favourite verse, inspiring visitors with your love of the sea, cliffs, Seaford and the Downs.

290x65mm (150 characters*, 5 lines)     Sponsorship: £195

Love Fish Bunting  

For the romantic, the Love Fish are a fantastic engagement/wedding gift or just to say happy anniversary to the one you love. Pairs of brass and stainless steel fish will hang riveted together through a mesh barrier to form a bunting design. The fish are engraved with two names linked by a heart.

300x65mm per pair (25 characters*)     Sponsorship: £95

Font for engraving: Century Gothic, standard or italic for quotations

* To include spaces and punctuation.

For more information on this exciting opportunity, please visit the dedicated website:

www.theshoalseaford.com

If you would like to receive an application form, please click here, or contact: facilities@seafordtowncouncil.gov.uk or telephone a member of the Facilities team on 01323 872 975.

 

 

 

 

 

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