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The Whale

Arts Award Discover students have visited Redcar beach to see the interactive street theatre spectacle 'The Whale', in a powerful statement about the environment and climate change.

The event involved a life-size, hyper-real statue of a sperm whale which was found washed up on Redcar beach. As part of the spectacle, a team of performers acting as scientists run tests for three days to find out why it happened.

The replica whale, which even produces the smell of decay, was made in 2013 by Belgian-based artistic group, The Captain Boomer Collective in cooperation with sculptors from Zephyr Wildlife reproductions.