Don’t fail, whale

I meant to mention this ages ago, but I forgot and I’ve only just remembered now it’s nearly finished:

“From 12 – 30 August, Ikon is running a tailor shop in the old Salvation Army charity shop, 3 New Street, Erdington.  Led by creative facilitator Jess Worley and local members of the Erdington Arts Forum, the shop will be making small fabric whales designed by pupils from Erdington Hall Primary School.  Over the course of the three weeks, eighty-five small whales will be produced to tie-in with the installation of a stunning twenty-five metre long cashmere whale in the centre of Birmingham by Italian artist Claudia Losi from 24 September to 16 November. Everyone is welcome to come along and participate in making the whales over the summer.  The shop is open from 11am – 3pm, Tuesday – Saturdays.”

Let’s run that past ourselves again:

“stunning twenty-five metre long cashmere whale in the centre of Birmingham by Italian artist Claudia Losi from 24 September to 16 November.”

Wow.