Watch the video: Bompas and Parr bring out the jelly for Museums at Night 2012

| 18 May 2012



You may have heard of some strange goings-on at one of the country's largest maritime tourist attractions yesterday.

Bompas and Parr, the "jellymongers" extraordinaire, floated Brunel's ss Great Britain on a sea of neon green jelly, using more than 55,000 litres of the stuff.

The spectacular stunt came after organisers at the ship won a public competition to host the wobbly masterplan. They captured the most votes in Connect10, a project teaming artists with venues as part of Culture24's brilliant Museums at Night festival.

The photos below were taken by visitor Paul Wigens, who visited the ship with his daughter, Tilly.

“She thought it was really cool and wanted to jump into it,” he says.

“We went under the ship, which was beautiful with the red of the hull and the green of the jelly.

“The jelly looked great with the amazing engineering of the ship. It was such a simple and visually arresting idea.

“We didn’t fancy the big tray of edible jelly they put out, though.”

More pictures (all courtesy Paul Wigens):

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