This giant 30 foot piggy went to Market Square

A giant 30 foot pink pig was in Market Square as part of a mini festival of the arts. Pic: Darren Andrews.
A giant 30 foot pink pig was in Market Square as part of a mini festival of the arts. Pic: Darren Andrews.
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Pigs might fly – but in this case one landed in Lancaster’s Market Square as part of a mini-festival of the arts.

The giant 30 foot inflatable pink pig showing theatre in its belly was installed as part of Lancaster’s April First Friday, the idea being that viewers watch a 10 minute piece of theatre performed inside the cavernous belly through the pig’s nipples.

There were snorts of delight from adults and children alike as they viewed the theatre through the nipples.Some even wore curly pig’s tails to watch the performance.

Although it was April Fool’s Day, the pink pig was not a joke, and according to organisers, 3000 people saw Pig when it was in situ for the afternoon.

Creative Producer for First Fridays Julie Brown said: “On April 1, we also had an evening screening of Nosferatu in Lancaster Castle courtyard with a newly composed score played live, several workshops, craft and family fun activities.”