From mid to the end of November exclusive Hamilton ice sculptures will be presented to the public at five iconic London venues as part of promotional events for Swiss Tourism. The venues are:
Canary Wharf – 15th November
Liverpool Street Station – 22nd November
Westfield Shepherd’s Bush – 24th November
St. Pancras Station – 27th November
The Southbank Centre – 27th November
Various themed objects have been frozen inside the three tonne blocks of ice over a period of a month, and in order to imitate naturally forming ice, the sculptures consist of several layers containing bubbles. Special heavy lifting machinery will be drafted in to place the sculptures in situ due to their tremendous weight.
If you happen to be passing any of the aforementioned sites in the build-up to Christmas then you are most welcome to get familiar with these works. Touch the sculptures and release the cards from the adjoining blocks of ice (see photo) to win some fantastic Swiss prizes.
Speaking of prizes, the team are delighted to be able to give away three copies of children’s classic, The Snowman on DVD to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its release. Duncan has been busy giving his top snowman making tips to The Metro which you can read on 29th November and poses the following competition question:
Who created the original book The Snowman?
a) James Joyce
b) Oscar Wilde
c) Raymond Briggs
To enter, tweet your answer with the tag #snowmanicecomp or post it to our Facebook wall by 23:59 on 24th November 2012. The winners will be selected by a random number generator and announced on those social media channels on 25th November. Good luck!