Giant Jelly Babies invade London

October 15, 2010


A family of giant Jelly Baby sculptures are planning to visit London’s Marble Arch.

Sculptor Mauro Perucchetti designed the multicoloured family as part of the City of Sculpture Festival, which will include art donated by some of the world's leading galleries and artists.

The "father" is the largest of the colourful jelly baby figures, while the smallest "child of the family" will be 7.5ft (2.3m).

It has not been confirmed when the sculpture will be displayed from, but will remain on display until April 2011.

"Marble Arch was for too long a forgotten landmark, but now stands proud as a gateway to the West End and is a destination in its own right," said Councillor Robert Davis, the Conservative-led Westminster City Council's deputy leader.

"The Jelly Baby Family will only add to its appeal and will no doubt bring a wry smile to visitors."