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Spoon shortage threatens 12ft Gorilla Sculpture (20th January 2014)

Spoon shortage threatens 12ft Gorilla Sculpture

The British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry Shropshire had been challenged to create a monstrous gorilla statue from old spoons, ready for their Open day on the 17th May 2014. The shortage of spoons is threatening the creation of the commission from Britain’s biggest mystifier Uri Geller.

Uri Geller famous TV personality, had asked the Ironwork Centre to create a 12ft gorilla sculpture from a mixture of iron & spoons.

Clive Knowles, Managing Director of the Centre has said “We are making progress on the gorilla, we have received generous amounts of spoons from the visitors to the centre and local schools, but we have come to the realisation that we still need approximately another 5,000 spoons before May 2014!” “The small tongue alone of the gorilla is made from at least 70 spoons”

Spoon bins have been located in local supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s & Marks and Spencer’s and are also situated in local schools such as Woodside primary school, Adocte School, Lakelands & the Marches.

Uri Geller who opens his gardens to charity five times a year says he will fly to Oswestry to pick the gorilla up and will take it back to Berkshire in a cage hanging from the helicopter in the style of King Kong.

Sculpture Alfie Bradley has said “We really want to finish the gorilla in plenty of time, but we desperately need more spoons, if you have any old unwanted spoons in your draws, we will happily take them off your hands”