Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 September 2014

Making a big breakfast out of Giant's Causeway

The Giants' Causeway is to be sculpted in the medium of Shredded Wheat at one of the more unusual exhibitions to reach London this autumn.

Ulster people were asked to vote for the landmark they believe best represents the region - and the Causeway captured 60% of the votes, ahead of Belfast City Hall (12%), Samson and Goliath (11%), Carrick-a-Rede (7%) and the Waterfront Hall (6%).

The Causeway will now be recreated as part of a rather unusual exhibition which will be held in London this autumn as part of British Food Fortnight (September 22-October 7), a celebration of the best foods Britain has to offer. The survey was commissioned by breakfast cereal Shredded Wheat.

A local Northern Irish artist will be commissioned to develop the wheat statue of the Giant's Causeway, joining seven other artists from around the UK in the exhibition. It will go on display alongside other sculptures of landmarks including Snowdon in Wales, Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, the Angel of the North in North East England and Big Ben in London.

A spokesperson for the National Trust said the World Heritage Site is one of the most iconic places in Northern Ireland.

"The National Trust is delighted that the Giant's Causeway came top of the most iconic sites in Northern Ireland and we are looking forward to it being recreated in wheat format," she said.

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