Uri Geller's gorilla sculpture to star at Shropshire County Show

Uri Geller's giant gorilla sculpture, made entirely out of recycled spoons, is to go on show at Shropshire's County Show.

Uri Geller's gorilla sculpture to star at Shropshire County Show

Created for the illusionist by the British Ironwork Centre, the gorilla was the star of an open day at the company's headquarters in Oswestry.

Now the 'King Kong' type sculpture is to be taken south along the A5 to the West Mid Showground in Shrewsbury for the one-day show on Saturday.

The 12-foot high gorilla was created from 40,000 spoons, donated by people from across Britain and beyond.

It was unveiled by Mr Geller and Prince Michael of Kent, a supporter of the project and was designed and put together by artist Alfie Bradley.

At the end of the month the sculpture will be moved to Mr Geller's home on the banks of the Thames in Berkshire. It will be sited so that it peers over his garden at those passing by on boats.

This week children from Woodside School in Oswestry visited the Ironwork Centre to receive their trophy for the school which collected the most spoons for the gorilla.

A spokeswoman for the British Ironwork Centre said: "The gorilla is at the centre for the public to visit until Thursday and then it will be travelling to the county show so that thousands of people can see him.

"He will be back in Oswestry for a few days before going to Mr Geller's home next week."

Sorry, we are not accepting comments on this article.

Top Stories

More from the Shropshire Star

UK & International News