Artist creates Beyoncé statue out of cheese
It's probably safe to say that you've never seen anything quite like this sculpture that was recently made for the East Village Cheese and Wine festival held in London, England. Talk about good advertising. Sculptor David Bradley worked with The Robin Collective, an ad agency out of London, to create the cheese sculpture. A lot of cheese puns have been floated around trying to come up with a concept with Brie-oncé being the one everyone liked the most. After debating which picture to mimic, the team settled on Beyoncé's internet-breaking pregnancy photo that was posted in February. The ad agency talked about putting Babybel in the stomach, but it never actually happened. The cheese sculpture took about 28 hours to make and, despite its name, is made out of five blocks of cheddar cheese. The Brie-Oncé cheese sculpture took 45-pounds of mild cheddar cheese to make and is for the East Village Cheese and Wine Festival in London. The team also took just one knife, a paint brush along with a magnifying glass to complete the sculpture. Sculpting Brie-Oncé was just practice for Bradley as he prepares to go head-to-head with two other cheese sculptors during the Cheese Carving Championship.
The East Village in London is hosting this free wine and cheese festival and will feature special talks and workshops, along with over 25 independent retailers selling a variety of artisan products. If you love cheese, this is the place to be. Taking place from April 1st to April 2nd, the festival will be located in the former Athlete’s Village that was used during the London 2012 Olympic Games. The two-day cheese festival is free to attend and features a range of special events and informative cheese workshops, to include one dedicated to the art of cheese and wine pairing. Stalls will offer all sorts of delicacies from Italian gourmet truffle cheese, raclette burgers, cheese churros and cheese arancini. As well as cheese and wine being there, the festival will showcase a variety of condiments and chutneys. Visitors will also be able to sample chocolates from award-nominated handcraft chocolatiers Zara’s Chocolate and chocolate sculptures from producer Paul Wayne Gregory. A variety of wine producers will also be at the festival, offering selections of whites, reds and sparkling wines along with artisan ciders, gins and craft beers from Meantime Brewery. Around the festival, there will also be shops, bars, and restaurants open in the vicinity of the market. The Cheese and Wine Festival will be open from 12 pm to 6 pm on April 1st and from 11 am to 4 pm on April 2nd.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter was born September 4, 1981. Knowles who is known simply as Beyonce is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Beyonce was born and raised in Houston, Texas, where she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child and rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of the R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Throughout Beyonce's career, she has sold more than 100 million records as a solo artist, and a further 60 million with the group Destiny's Child, which makes her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Beyonce has won 22 Grammy Awards and is the most nominated woman in the award's history. Beyonce is the most awarded artist at the MTV Video Music Awards, with 24 wins.
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