The forthcoming Fargo Village venture in Coventry may not open until Saturday, but it has already caused waves by welcoming a Scottish visitor.
An iconic sculpture of the Loch Ness Monster was the centre piece of the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and now Coventry ‘s Fargo Village has secured Nessie after last week’s referendum which saw Scotland vote to remain as part of the United Kingdom.
The unusual acquisition is one of a number of artworks underway that celebrate creativity among the United Kingdom, with Fargo Village firmly at the centre of Coventry’s creative quarter ahead of its opening this weekend.
The sculptor, Stuart Murdoch, made the three metre high sculpture from stone and wood sourced from across the Scottish regions with a bench incorporated onto the back of the mythical beast.
The Monster is one of the most globally recognised icons of Scotland and represents mythology, creativity and ancient history. Parts of the sculpture are inscribed in Ogham Script, which is known as the alphabet of the Pictish people.
Ian Harrabin of developers CDP/Mazing said:
The Scots are very creative and we thought it fitting to celebrate our locals of Scottish descent with this iconic sculpture.”
* Article courtesy of Coventry Telegraph.
Fargo Village is a joint project between Coventry City Council and development partner Mazing Ltd and is part financed by European Regional Development Funds. It opens on the 27th of this month, with a full list of vendors available to view here.