A SET of five chocolate sculptures of Bristol icons are being brought together for the first and last time.
They were made as part of a sweet arts project by local artist Luke Jerram celebrating the city’s culture and history.
Edible Histories, which is funded by the West of England Combined Authority, led by Metro Mayor Dan Norris, marks the 650th anniversary of Bristol’s charter.
The chocolate models include Concorde, a gorilla, medicine bottles and the largest chocolate button in history.
Now all five objects, which have been wrapped in gold foil, and displayed within the much-loved attractions who signed up to the project, will be united at St Georges in Bristol on Saturday October 21 from 11am to 12.30pm.
That event will include an introduction about the project by Luke Jerram and Mayor Norris, and a talk by historian Dr Richard Stone who is a specialist in Bristol’s inspiring history and the transatlantic slave trade. All the objects will then be introduced by the participating venues.
The objects will then be broken up by 10 members of the public, to be distributed to the public there on the day, and to Trussell Trust Foodbanks in the city.
People are able to put their names forward for a draw to take part in the chocolate smashing via an online ballot at www.lukejerram.com before September 29.
Five hundred free tickets are available to attend this event, which can be booked through Eventbrite at https://rb.gy/zl9ld. As well as watching the event, locals will also get to take home a bag of chocolate at the end.