WORLD renowned artist and sculptor Ginger Gilmour has helped to launch Love Littlehampton Arts Week by displaying a piece of her work in the Civic Centre.

The piece, entitled The Swimmer, will be in the foyer of the building in Maltravers Road as part of the Littlehampton Arts Trail.

The trail features work by local artists in 25 businesses and public buildings in the town.

It was one of the pieces Ginger, who lives in Arundel, created for the London 2012 Olympics, along with her famous 12-foot sculpture, Flame of the Spirit which was formerly on display at London Heathrow Airport.

Ginger, who has a studio in Littlehampton, said: “I chose this piece for the arts week as its symbolic essence represents being at one with ourselves, with the sea and with each other.

“I support the arts week because it gives local artists the chance to showcase their work and for it to be enjoyed by all.”

The Love Littlehampton Arts Week runs until Saturday.

Highlights include Picnic on the Green on Wednesday from 6-8pm on Stage-by-the-Sea featuring a live concert by the Bamboo Band.

There is a production of the play Flare Path by Terence Rattigan by The Stage Door Theatre Company at The Windmill on July 19-22.

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