These awesome photos are from the 2013 Weston Sand Sculpture Festival on the sandy shores of Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England. Each year the festival has a different theme and this year’s theme is Hollywood.

"Since the festival started in 2006, themes have included Fairy Tales, The Continents of the World, Under the Ocean, Great Britain, and The Jungle. What began with two Dutch sand sculptors building a giant King Kong from 30 tonnes of sand has now turned into a world famous get-together of some of the niftiest hands in sand sculpting.

More than 20 of the world’s greatest sculptors from nine different countries are working away using 4,000 tonnes of sand from the beach.”

The festival opened on Good Friday and runs through the end of September.

Visit Dailymail.co.uk to view more of the awesome sand sculptures from this year’s Weston Sand Sculpture Festival.

[via Free York and Dailymail.co.uk]

Remember this?

Way back in 1996, Rupert presented a report for BBC-TV’s heritage conservation series One Foot in the Past about the importance of Birnbeck Pier in Weston-Super-Mare where Rupert grew up and appeared on the pier in entertainments as a kid.

The twitter-pic shows Birnbeck Pier today. As you can see from this sad photo, and recent tweets between Rupert and local campaigner Michelle Harvey, it still needs our help.

The campaign to (try to) #savebirnbeckpieris looking for another 900+ signatures. You can help HERE