5,000 tiny figures invade cathedral

FIVE thousand clay figures have filled Wakefield Cathedral for an unusual arts project.

The figures were made by children and pensioners across Wakefield as part of a Government-funded project to bring together young and old.

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Lisa Spivey, project manager for Generation Xchange, said: "Who would have thought that this would work; yet thousands of people, young and old, got their hands dirty and found they had something to share."

The Dean of Wakefield, the Rev Jonathan Greener, said: "Our society tends to focus too much on the young; We believe every generation matters and this was a marvellous opportunity for the young and the old to come together, have fun, learn from each other and enjoy a shared experience."

The free exhibition opens today.