Monster tree sprouts up in Norfolk Square

Posted On 22 Oct 2019 at 11:16 am

A monstrous tree has sprouted in Norfolk Square ready for Halloween next week.

The tree – dubbed Marvin the Monster – has been created by the manager of the Co-Op in Western Road, Hove, in support of the Norfolk Square Gardens Project.

Steve Pelling said: “We have been supporting the Norfolk Square Gardens Project for a number of years now as we want to make it a vibrant place for the whole community. We were asked by one of the organisers if we could help with a monster and we decided we would have a go.

“I have an actor and a dancer as daughters so over the years I have been asked to make various props. I like doing things like that anyway. The idea was to make it part of the tree.

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“It took over my front room for a few weeks. I just wanted to make a few children smile. Halloween is always a great opportunity to have a bit of a laugh.”

Steve spent many hours on the project but said it has already had some great feedback.

Damian Magee, organiser of the Norfolk Square Gardens Project, said: “We are delighted to have the support of Southern Co-op and absolutely love this creation which will be a great feature of the gardens for Halloween.

“Southern Co-op has been a wonderful support over the last two years for our community group.”

Marvin the Monster and Southern Co-op colleagues will also be taking part in the pumpkin carving and Halloween crafts at Norfolk Square Gardens on Wednesday, 30 October from 1pm to 4pm.

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