Have you seen the marvellous addition to The Coldstones Cut marking the Grand Depart of the Tour De France. If you are hunting the bikes on the Dales Yellow Bike trail, then count this one in.
The Coldstones Cut was presented with The Mineral Products Association special award for Innovation and Restoration.
2012 has been a magnificent year for the Colstones Cut, with nearly 26,000 visitors taking in the stunning views. The Christmas Illuminations will continue to light up the sculpture from 5-11pm every night until December 20th.
Over 500 visitors celebrated the Queen's Jubilee at the Coldstones Cut where one of the 4,000 nationwide beacons was ceremoniously lit by the Chair of Bewerley Parish Council.
Following the success of the 2011 Christmas illumination of the Coldstones Cut. We are delighted to announce that the sculpture will once again be lit for Christmas 2012. For further information about taking part in this magical atmosphere please visit this news section where details will be forthcoming.
Seacroft Primary School in Leeds have made a video of their visit to the Coldstones Cut:
The Coldstone Cut Book both in hard back and soft-cover is now available from Paul Harris via his website www.paulharrisphotography.com and the direct link for further details is:
Senior students, with staff support, at Nidderale High School and Community College are distributing the DVD's as a 'mini enterprise', with any small profit going towards the school's Kenyan agricultural project (a project in partnership with five schools in Nidderdale and five in Kenya, Lafarge Bamburi Quarry and Organic Farm, Mwamba Field Study Cebtre, Mida Ecocentre and The University of York and Sony International. This project aims to develop an agricultural training centre and medical clinic for students at all primary and secondary schools and citizens in the Mida area of coastal Kenya. The project will also make a material contribution towards the conservation of Arabuko-Sokoke Forest- the second most important forest in Africa for its bird life.
The Coldstones Cut has been selected as the winner of the 2011 Marsh Awards for Excellence in Public Sculpture.
The Coldstones Cut, Pateley Bridge has been commended in the Environment and Culture Category for the Action for Market Towns in the North Zone. Congratulations to all involved and for Nidderdale Plus in particular for all their work.
The Coldstones Cut has been nominated for this prestigious award for its contribution to sculpture. We will hear in November whether we have been successful!
On the 15th April from 5.00pm until 7.30 pm the project team are hosting the launch of a limited edition art book by Paul Harris, principal photographer for the Coldstones Cut project. Paul was on site throughout the construction and not only recorded the sculpture's progress and launch, but responded to the project with a set of dynamic personal images.
Holly Wilson and her father were the 10,000 and 10,001 visitors to the Coldstones Cut on the 13th march 2011. Arriving just as the light was fading on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon, they were surprised to be greeted by a reception committee and to be presented with a specially made trophy to commemorate the event. Holly was pleased to find Niagara Falls on the compass at the top of one of spirals as she now lives there and the trophy will return with her.
The Coldstones Cut wins the prestigious Bruntwood, Arup Arts and Business Award for Environmental Partnership!
Representatives from nidderdale visual arts amd Hanson Aggregates were delighted to receive the award in recognition of Andrew Sabin's design and the supporting partnership that realised the dream.
"Saturday was blowing a gale with driving rain. You couldn't see a thing in the mist (well not much!). My sister said- Coldstones Cut. I said- mad. But it was brilliant! Congratulations to you all for achieving this stunning piece of architecture in the landscape. A triumph of vision over conservatism and great fun. Pippa
Early in 2011, there will be news about an educational film on DVD made by renowned filmmaker Sid Perou. Inspired by the geology and landscape surrounding the Coldstones Cut the film will be in 6 chapters looking at the formation of limestone, the extraction and use of limestone and the making of Coldstones Cut, including an interview with sculptor Andrew Sabin. The DVD has been supported by the Greenhow Landscape and Biodiversity Enhancement Fund and will be accompanied with worksheets for schools, a project led by Nidderdale High School and Community College.
In April 2011, a project team are hosting the launch of a limited edition art book by Paul Harris, principal photographer for the Coldstones Cut project. Paul was on site throughout the construction and not only recorded the sculpture's progress and launch, but responded to the project with a set of dynamic personal images. Watch this space for further information and invitations to the launch.
The Coldstones Cut has now attracted 7000 visitors since its opening in mid-September and as you can see from the snowy images added to the website gallery, people have not been deterred from visiting the Cut.