The Arts Council announced today that a huge, new 'iconic' sculpture has been commissioned, and will be in place in the traditional seaside town of Margate by the end of the decade.
The giant sculpture, designed to help regenerate the south coast town which has seen better days, will be more than 200 feet high, the tallest in the UK, and will dominate the seafront. It follows the success of the Angel of the North on Tyneside, and Manchester's B of the Bang!.
The news, though, has received a mixed reception among local residents, one of whom described the sculpture as 'looking like a giant arse'.
Contractors are now being approached with a view to construction work beginning on the giant arse by 2008.