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'The Listening Stones' - a group granite sculptures - are installed in Hester's Way Park


One of the Listening Stones in Hester's Way Park (copyright Bob Embleton)

In December 2004, nine granite boulders were installed in the park at Hester's Way to the east of the New Accommodation Project at Benhall. These had been designed to capture the theme of communication and were covered with images derived from with cyphers and encrypted messages. The sculptures were by Gordon Young, an artist who specialises in works for public spaces. The sculptures were donated at the cost of £150,000 by IAP, one of the companies involved in the construction of 'The Doughnut' under a Cheltenham public arts scheme.




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