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Giant, golden Shirley Bassey statue erected on Welsh castle walls

A giant golden statue of iconic Welsh singer Shirley Bassey dressed as a Celtic warrior queen has been unveiled at Caernarfon Castle. The 20ft figure by artist Marc Rees shows Bassey styled as the Celtic queen Boudicca, with a hole where her heart should be.

Welsh artist Marc Rees unveils his sculpture 'Bassey's Cry / Bloedd Bassey', a 20-foot tall likeness of Dame Shirley Bassey as Celtic Warrior Queen Boadicea at Caernarfon Castle in Wales, to launch the 'Get Creative' Weekend.
Welsh artist Marc Rees unveils his sculpture ‘Bassey’s Cry / Bloedd Bassey’, a 20-foot tall likeness of Dame Shirley Bassey as Celtic Warrior Queen Boadicea at Caernarfon Castle in Wales, to launch the ‘Get Creative’ Weekend. Image by Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The statue celebrates the Get Creative festival, a weekend of cultural activities across in Wales that takes in dance, music and art. “The statue is a call to arms to protect the arts and a rallying cry for people to use their creativity,” said Rees. Read more: bbc.co.uk