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Punters brave the big freeze for London Ice Sculpting Festival

PUBLISHED: 15:40 14 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:38 14 January 2013

Ice Sculpture Festival at night.

Ice Sculpture Festival at night.

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The big freeze gripped Canary Wharf this weekend as crowds flocked to the London Ice Sculpting Festival.

International teams participate in the Doubles competition in the theme of Wonder at the Ice Sculpture Festival in Canary Wharf.International teams participate in the Doubles competition in the theme of Wonder at the Ice Sculpture Festival in Canary Wharf.

Sculptors from around the world braved the freezing conditions throughout the weekend to chisel out some dazzling designs and show off their skills to the public.

The festival attracted 11 teams who competed against each other in a series of competitions as crowds looked on in awe as ice blocks were transformed before their eyes.

Festival co-organiser Carol Cordrey said: “Wood Wharf has been a very successful location for the biggest Festival to date.

“I’ve been delighted by the public’s response. They have come in their thousands and loved seeing the ice sculptures created and talking to the sculptors.”

International teams participate in the Doubles competition in the theme of Wonder at the Ice Sculpture Festival in Canary Wharf.International teams participate in the Doubles competition in the theme of Wonder at the Ice Sculpture Festival in Canary Wharf.

Artists worked on the ice blocks using chainsaws, carving out sculptures under the themes of “Infinity” and “Wonders of the Universe”.

See our picture gallery on the right hand side of the page for more stunning images.


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