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Gigantic sand drawing appears on British beach – The Prince of Egypt

An incredible epic-scale sand drawing of Moses has appeared on a picturesque stretch of British coastline. Designed and created by a talented team of artists, the artwork marks the opening of new West End musical THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, which premieres this evening at London’s Dominion Theatre, following 20 sold preview performances. It was announced today that the show has added seven extra weeks to its limited engagement with 100,000 new tickets now on sale to Saturday 31 October 2020.

Measuring an incredible 50 metres x 25 metres in size, the artwork was etched onto the sands of Botany Bay, near Broadstairs in Kent. Coincidentally, the pathway leading down to the popular beach is called ‘Princes Walk’. The design, inspired by the poster for THE PRINCE OF EGYPT (below), features Moses in a flowing headscarf. The sand drawing took a team of three over ten hours to complete, using rakes to manipulate the sand. Images and video were captured using a 4k drone aircraft.

  • The sand drawing was created on the beach of Botany Bay on the Kent coast
  • The image is inspired by the poster for THE PRINCE OF EGYPT
  • Dimensions: 50m x 25m approx
  • Created by a team of 3 talented artists from ‘Sand In Your Eye’
  • The artwork took over 10 hours to complete plus additional days of planning
  • Designers had to calculate tidal movements in order to allow enough time to complete the artwork
  • Pictures taken via drone
  • The artwork was washed away by the afternoon tide

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