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‘Birdsworth’ has been stolen from the Library Garden!

Posted on: January 8th, 2024 by admin


Our beautiful mosaic sculpture ‘Birdsworth’ has been stolen from the Library Garden. The theft took place over the New Year (2024). Please keep a look out for it. It has been reported to the police Crime ref LANC SPE-117631.

‘Birdsworth’ was part of the It’s a Birdie! project, organised by The Arts Society Fylde, to celebrate the 2012 Open Golf competition that was taking place in the town. The Society organised birdy workshops in the Library, together with mosaicist Patricia Lee. Nearly 80 perspex birdies were created at the workshops. All ages took part, ranging from toddlers to grandparents. Working together with The Arts Society Fylde, Patrica Lee took away all the ideas behind these 80 birds, in order to decide on a winning design that would be the basis of her sculpture for the Library Garden.

The winning bird was ‘Birdsworth’, a literary bird, which was transformed into a beautiful mosaic and fused glass permanent piece of art. Patricia gave him a bit of a Wordsworth look with the hair and collar! He boasts a host of golden daffodils on his breast – individually made from fused glass. His beak is golden and his wings are red and gold; his back and head are a sky blue. Well known quotes are incorporated on the wings, encapsulated in yellow fused glass.

Birdsworth was unveiled at our Garden Party on 21 July 2012.

Both the Library staff, FOSAL and The Arts Society Fylde are heartbroken that Birdsworth has disappeared; he has been such a colourful feature of the garden for many years, loved by children and adults alike.