View through the gate of the future Poo Museum. Julian Winslow
Sandown Battery is a ‘Palmerston Folly’, part of the defences built in the 1860’s to repel the Napoleonic invasion that never happened. It’s a beautiful place with spectacular views over Sandown Bay and the English Channel. It will also soon be home to The National Poo Museum. We’re finalising a deal with Isle of Wight Council that will enable us to move in and we hope make an announcement soon!
Christmas Garden is a free event created by our partner organisations The Common Space, Arc and Artecology, as members of Sandown Bay’s Community Coastal Team. It’s held at Sandown Battery as a way to celebrate the festive community spirit in the Bay area and to re-imagine spaces within the public realm.
This year, there was music - traditional festive tunes performed by Vectis Brass, nostalgia from Company B and to wind up, songs from Island singer-songwriter Spike Oatley.
There were hands-on craft stalls for all the family. There was immersive storytelling, a 6-metre Christmas tree, fire-pits for toasting marshmallows and even snow!
Poo Museum was there to entertain, engage and inform the public with a small selection of our exhibits.
Our Lion Poo sphere was a big hit with the kids! Julian Winslow