ASIDELINES: That’s the clay it is for figurines

One of the 'children of clay'
One of the 'children of clay'
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HAVE you seen any of the Children of Clay yet?

The Diary reported last week how 40 three-inch figurines had been placed around Sheffield and the Peak District by Reverend Ric Stott, a Methodist District Minister. He’s left them for 40 days to symbolise Jesus’s 40 days in the wild.

Now, those that have survived the rain, wind and curious children will go on show at an art exhibition this weekend.

“There’s about half still intact,” notes Ric, “which is more than I expected to be honest.

“I actually put one up a tree, and since then it’s been chopped down, so that fellow’s long gone.”

The Wilderness Exhibition will also feature paintings, sculptures and photography by 17 other artists at Wesley Hall Methodist Church, Crookes, Sheffield. It runs from Friday – launch time is 7.30pm – to April 22.

Club fights flab

IF you own a renowned Sheffield eating house you probably need a good way to keep fit.

Gian Bohan, owner of Nonna’s Italian restaurant in Ecclesall Road, and Tim Hubbard, owner of The Chimney House venue in Kelham Island, are fighting the flab by starting their own bike club.

La Squadra meet each weekend to cycle in the Peak District. They will hold their first La Squadra Ride on June 10 covering 100km with 100 riders.

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