Day 1

Bracelet Bay



Artists: Dave Marchant, Sara Holden, Esther Ley, Patricia McKenna, Rob Bermingham, Tafadzwa Gundu


Bracelet Bay in Mumbles was the again the first venue for the 2008 festival. With its interesting arrangement of rocks stretching out to the sea and stunning background of Welsh and Cornish landscapes, Bracelet Bay is unique in its own way. From the left hand side of the half pebbled-half sand beach, the Mumbles lighthouse, standing on the far island, stretches out towards the horizon. The inspirational backdrop and the enormous amount of natural materials such as coloured stones - mauve, jet blacks, pure whites and blue greys, became the focus of the artists and their participants. To show the fragile beauty of our world and its wildlife, to highlight what is sometimes taken for granted was our mission.

Reasons to be cheerful - a good morning's work on this wonderful castle.

Sturgeon fish mosaic

Dolphins, crabs, starfish and turtles were created from the different coloured pebbles at Bracelet Bay as wonderful mosaics by lots of the participants. These marine creatures are all threatened by pollution and global warming.


Sea monsters crawling across the rocks were created by this young girl

The designs that could be created from those wonderful coloured pebbles were endless.

A starfish mosiac was amongst the most popular.

Making a sea creature from sand

A mobile band of recycled materials was constructed on the beach adding a musical dimension to the festival, which the youngsters very much enjoyed.

musical chimes

A beautiful crab mosaic from red, gold and black pebbles.








It had been a great day with people of different cultures and ages joining in. As the tide begun to come in, participants and spectators took a last look at the beautiful, interesting and creative sculptures that had been made before the sea reclaimed her treasures. We packed away the festival tents and banners ready for the next day of the festival at beautiful Caswell Bay just along the coast.







Thank you to our kind sponsors

All Photos by Phil Holden /Copyright SBS 08

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