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Face of Wigan

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The Face if Wigan is now hidden behind a purple mask. It’s always been an oddity and now even more... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Wigan, United Kingdom
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Not sure of the relevance of this statue and to be honest I prefer the adjoining statue of Billy... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Wigan, United Kingdom
via mobile
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“sculptures”(12 reviews)
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The Wiend, Wigan WN1 1YB, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I couldn't believe this when I saw it. it's huge and quite spectacular. What a brilliant face it is in a good place in Wigan.

Thank Eunice38
Reviewed 24 September 2018

The face has become a bit of an icon in Wigan and is sat just off the main street on The Wiend just near Believe Square. The face is often painted for various events about Wigan...most recently it was for Wigan Pride.

Thank thevontrapps
Reviewed 17 July 2018

It adds an interesting site for tourists and is a piece of decent artwork, however it is no representative of Wigan's people. Maybe when you could see the shiny steel face it was worth a very quick/ short glance. Now painted purple it looks ridiculous,...More

Thank Marishious
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

This absolute monstrosity and ridiculous waste of public funds misappropriated by Wigan Council bears no context in any sense, to the proud, industrious, conscientious people of Wigan. It's a ridiculous spin, on an ill conceived rip off, of the Easter Island effigies. This epitomizes Plagiarism...More

1  Thank Anthony M
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

The Face if Wigan is now hidden behind a purple mask. It’s always been an oddity and now even more so.

1  Thank albeback1
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Not sure of the relevance of this statue and to be honest I prefer the adjoining statue of Billy Boston a person worthy of a statue.

2  Thank IAN D
Reviewed 8 November 2017

As the title says it's worth a look. Not sure who it's supposed to be if anybody. The area around it is quite nice but you only need 10 minutes to see it all. Most of the locals seem to think it's a waste of...More

Thank Garg2706
Reviewed 7 November 2017

LOOKS GREAT DURING PRIDE FESTIVAL, GO CHECK IT OUT! Nice bit of sculpture to brighten up the town, great stuff!

Thank AJMAKIN007
Reviewed 9 October 2017

In this time of austerity and the council pleading poverty, Which clown ordered this monstrosity. Mend the roads. Improve adult services.

1  Thank dwhatley20
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Clearly Wigan Council have no idea what the people of Wigan would want, or relate to, when it comes to the commissioning a piece of modern art. It stands in a what can only be described as "In the way", for anyone wishing to enter...More

Thank Anthony M
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