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Christmas carving in the capital

Friday, 21 November 2014 16:09

During the course of Saturday December 20th Regent Street in Douglas is set to take on a distinctly magical look as an ice sculpture takes shape, carved by award-winning artists Darren Jackson and Stephanie Quayle.


DarrenStephanieEdmonton MediumStephanie and Darren in Edmonton last year



The husband and wife team, acclaimed worldwide for their ice carving, will be creating a sculpture from around 10.30am with ‘The Big Reveal’ coming later in the day. There’ll also be a host of other attractions and competitions in and around Regent Street, as well as a craft fair running the length of Castle Street and Marina Road.


Town centre manager Michelle O’Malley said: ‘Darren and Stephanie’s ice carvings never fail to draw the crowds and bring something truly fantastical to the town on a day when the streets are always bustling. For the third year in succession Sure has very kindly agreed to sponsor the ice sculpture, so we’re extremely grateful to them for once again adding to the special festive atmosphere in Douglas this Christmas.’


Sure’s marketing and PR manager Sarah Jarvis said: ‘As a business in the heart of Douglas we share Michelle and her team at Douglas Development Partnership’s enthusiasm and vision for wanting to create a year-round vibrant town centre. We’re therefore pleased to lend our support once again by sponsoring the ice sculpture, an installation which, every year, never ceases to amaze and delight the crowds, so we’re all eagerly anticipating this year’s spectacular creation from Darren and Stephanie.’