Love Seaford? Be part of something big...
The Shoal, Seaford Community Bench, is an exciting sculptural seating attraction to be installed in three stages, commencing in spring 2017. 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 East Sussex County Council, to bring this project to life. Examples of Christian’s work can 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 will be vandal proof and have a lifespan of 20 years.
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.
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 can be engraved with your choice of name and makes an ideal gift.
170x25mm (20 characters*, 1 line) Sponsorship: £85
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 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, a short video is available on the following link:
A dedicated website will be available soon: www.theshoalseaford.co.uk. In the meantime, Christian’s website will give you an insight into his work:
If you would like to receive an application form, please click here, or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or telephone a member of the Facilities team on: 01323 872975