Hi there everyone,
My name is Cuthbert, named after St Cuthbert who is the patron saint of the North of England
Somebody had a very special birthday recently! Yes, The Angel of the North. He wants to know more about Gateshead so it’s my job to investigate and feedback to him The trouble is I struggle with walking since my legs are joined together. I’m going to be asking you to take me home and show me different things about life in this area.
Hello South Street,
Angel of the North here. For 20 years, I have stood gazing out over the A1 and the southern Gateshead area. I have decided that after all this time I want to know more about Gateshead. I have therefore sent my helpers out to local schools to help gather information to feed back to me. Each week, my minion will be sent home with one of you. I would love to see some pictures and read about the adventures you have together.
Thank you. I look forward to reading all the blogs!
Hey there! I’m Cuthbert! As you know, I’ve been sent to look around the world and tell my friend (Angel of the north) about my adventures. I’ve only currently been on two adventures. My very first adventure was on a bus all the way from my dear friend to a really cool...
It’s been 20 year since Antony Gormley chose Gateshead for his now world-famous sculpture known as The Angel Of The North.
- The awesome steel sculpture stands at 20 metres (66 ft) tall, with wings measuring 54 metres (177 ft) across.
- It is believed to be the largest angel sculpture in the world
- It is one of the most viewed pieces of art in the world – seen by more than one person every second, 90,000 every day or 33 million every year
- It weighs 200 tonnes – the body 100 tonnes and the wings 50 tonnes each
- There is enough steel in it to make 16 double decker buses or four Chieftain tanks
- It will last for more than 100 years
- It will withstand winds of more than 100 miles per hour