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Llanbradach Follies artwork unveiled

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Artist Kay Aplin has created two 5m high towers called Llanbradach Follies for the village's High Street in Caerphilly county.

Covered in over 2,000 brightly coloured tiles, the follies are based on local imagery such as the history, culture and stories of the area, with the community being involved in creating the final designs.

Ms Aplin said: "This is my biggest and most spectacular commission to date and one that will hopefully continue to inspire and delight the community of Llanbradach for many years to come.

"It's been 18 months since I first began to design the towers, in conjunction with the local community, and I am very excited to see them finally being installed."

The Treasurer of the Llanbradach and Pwyllypant Partnership, Trevor Boyns added: "It was artist Kay Aplin's ability to 'think outside the box' which persuaded the partnership to appoint her, and we have not been disappointed.

"The towers are unmissable, provide a central focal point to the village and will undoubtedly be a talking point amongst villagers and visitors for many generations to come."

The follies are said to be the finishing touches to a regeneration project.

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