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Tour De France Celebrations

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.

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Mineral Products Association Special Award

The Coldstones Cut was presented with The Mineral Products Association special award for Innovation and Restoration.

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Coldstones Cut Illuminations 2012

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.

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Queen's Jubilee

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.

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Christmas Lights

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.

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Seacroft Grange Primary School

Seacroft Primary School in Leeds have made a video of their visit to the Coldstones Cut:

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The Coldstones Cut Book

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:

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Limestone the Living Rock DVD

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.

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The Coldstones Cut wins the Marsh Award!

The Coldstones Cut has been selected as the winner of the 2011 Marsh Awards for Excellence in Public Sculpture.

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The Coldstones Cut receives a commendation from Action for Market Towns Award 2011!

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.

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The Coldstones Cut is nominated for the Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture!

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! 

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The Coldstones Cut Book Launch the 15th April 2011

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.

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10,000 Visitors! And counting!

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.

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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.

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Recent comments from a visitor from Edinburgh!

"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

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Education 2011!

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.

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The Coldstones Cut Book Launch

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.

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Recent Visitor's numbers!

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.

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The Coldstones Cut in pictures

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Principal photographer: Paul Harris
Additional photography: Steve Colbourne

The Coldstones Cut in pictures

Coldstones Cut in the making

Photo credit Paul Harris, 2010

Coldstones Cut in the making

Photo credit Paul Harris, 2010

Coldstones Cut in the making

Photo credit Paul Harris, 2010

Coldstones Cut in the making

Photo credit Paul Harris, 2010

Coldstones Cut in the making

Photo credit Paul Harris, 2010

Coldstones Cut in the making

Photo credit Paul Harris, 2010

Coldstones Cut in the making

Photo credit Paul Harris, 2010

Coldstones Cut in the making

Always wear a helmet on-site!

Photo credit Paul Harris, 2010

Coldstones Cut in the making

Photo credit Paul Harris, 2010

Coldstones Cut in the making

Photo credit Paul Harris, 2010

Coldstones Cut in the making

Photo credit Paul Harris, 2010

Coldstones Cut Launch Event

Photo credit Paul Harris, 2010

Coldstones Cut Launch Event

Photo credit Paul Harris, 2010

Coldstones Cut Launch Event

Photo credit Paul Harris, 2010

Coldstones Cut Launch Event

Photo credit Paul Harris, 2010

Coldstones Cut Launch Event

Photo credit Paul Harris, 2010

Coldstones Cut Launch Event

Photo credit Paul Harris, 2010

Views from the Coldstones Cut

Photo credit Paul Harris, 2010

Information panel at the Coldstones Cut

Photo credit Paul Harris, 2010

What a view!

Photo credit Paul Harris, 2010

Wildlife at the Coldstones Cut

Photo credit Paul Harris, 2010

360ยบ views from the Coldstones Cut

Photo credit Paul Harris, 2010

The Coldstone Cut at dawn

Photo credit Steve Colbourne, 2010

The Coldstone Cut at dawn

Photo credit Steve Colbourne, 2010

The Coldstone Cut at dawn

Photo credit Steve Colbourne, 2010

Up comes the sun

Photo credit Steve Colbourne, 2010

The Coldstone Cut at dawn

Photo credit Steve Colbourne, 2010

The Coldstone Cut at dawn

Photo credit Steve Colbourne, 2010

The Coldstone Cut at dawn

Photo credit Steve Colbourne, 2010

The Coldstone Cut at dawn

Photo credit Steve Colbourne, 2010

Coldstones Cut December 2010

photo credit Bob Orange

Coldstones Cut December 2010 (2)

Photo credit Bob Orange

Coldstones Cut December 2010 (3)

Photo credit Bob Orange

Coldstones Cut December 2010 (4)

Photo credit Bob Orange

Coldstones Cut December 2010 (5)

Photo credit Bob Orange

Dawn on the shortest day of the year, December 2010

Photo credit Bob Orange, 2010

Dawn on the shortest day of the year, December 2010

Photo credit Bob Orange, 2010

Dawn on the shortest day of the year, December 2010

Photo credit Bob Orange, 2010

Holly Wilson the 10,000th visitor
The trophy!
The team at the Bruntwood Award. Photo credit Paul Harris
The Bruntwood, Arup Arts and Business Award 2011. Photo credit Paul Harris
The Bruntwood, Arup Arts and Business Award 2011.
Visitors 4th May 2011

copyright Anthony Greenwood, 2011

Visitors 4th May 2011

Copyright Anthony Greenwood, 2011

The Coldstones Cut Book

copyright Paul Harris,2011

The Coldstones Cut May 2011

Photo credit Anthony Greenwood, May 2011

Cuban Lift at the Coldstones Cut June 2011

Cuban Lift the famous band which specialises in playing music from South America using a mixture of traditional instruments such as pan pipes, bongos and rain sticks and contemporary flutes and guitars, at the Coldstones Cut. The band then went on to play at the Old Workhouse in Pateley Bridge to draw an end to the very successful North Yorkshire Open Studios event.

Photo taken by Biddy Noakes

The Cuban Lift June 2011

Photo taken by Biddy Noakes

The Working Quarry

Photo credit Bob Orange 2011

Coldstones Cut illuminated December 2011
The Coldstones Cut in December 2011