Octopus Ahoy!

People visiting Harwich and the wider Essex area this summer will get the chance to see more than 100 giant painted octopus sculptures.

Part of the exciting Mayflower 400 programme, Octopus Ahoy! will see parks and open spaces taken over by 30 large 4ft figures and 70 smaller 2ft creations - all designed and painted by local professional artists and schoolchildren.

The Octopus Ahoy! trail will run for 10 weeks, from 4 July to 12 September, before the large sculptures are auctioned off at Le Talbooth in Dedham, with all proceeds going to Essex charities.

"20,000 Leagues" by Mik Richardson. Picture: Octopus Ahoy!

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