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Bronze sculptures hoisted onto Southend Pier
6:10am Saturday 30th June 2012 in Southend
BRONZE sculptures were hoisted on to the pier to mark the start of an annual festival.
Robert Sobocinski’s sculpture exhibition on the Pier will open today (Saturday) to mark the launch of the Polish Arts Festival.
Events will be held in Gdansk and Sopot in Poland at the same time as this year’s showcase in the town.
The festival runs until September 2 and also includes a two-day accordion marathon on Southend seafront.
There will also be Polish films shown throughout the festival.
Festival director, Douglas Hunter, said: “The exhibition kicks off the fifth Polish Arts Festival. The festival is to build bridges between Southend and its twin in Sopot.”