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See Monster - Weston-super-Mare

The Tropicana

Date and time

15 July - 20 November

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Image showing SEE MONSTER lit up by a red light against a dark blue sky in the evening in Weston-super-Mare

SEE MONSTER is an extraordinary act of collective creativity – a decommissioned North Sea offshore platform regenerated as a major new art installation in Weston-super-Mare.

Harnessing renewable energy from the great British weather, SEE MONSTER will feature experiments, performances, gardens and even waterfalls – showcasing local innovation, and demonstrating how creativity can challenge and change the status quo.

There are three ways to experience the monster and all completely free. Observe from afar as you walk along the sea front at Weston-super-Mare, come inside the Tropicana and see the monster from a viewing platform or from Saturday 24 September get the full experience by climbing aboard SEE MONSTER.

Aboard SEE MONSTER there are four accessible levels to explore.

- At ground level experience of roar of the monster from the 10-meter waterfall;

- On level 1, the cellar deck, you’ll encounter an immersive weather experience;

- On level 2, the Garden Lab, you’ll find out more about renewable energy through WindNest, solar trees and kinetic sculptures dotted in amongst the seaside garden.

- On level 3 at the top of the monster, the helideck features the amphitheatre as well as new and unrivalled views across Weston-super-Mare, out to sea and on a clear day the Welsh coast.

On the way down be sure not to miss out on the multi-level slide offering an alternative route down through the monster.

Keep an eye out for special events and tune in to BBC Radio Bristol who will be broadcasting live from SEE MONSTER from late September to November.

SEE MONSTER Events

Date Time Activity  
14 October 9:30am, 10:10am, 10:50am Tai Chi on the viewing platform Join Aging Well for a session which promises to improve your balance, flexibility and general mobility, as well as a reduce your stress levels. Suitable for all abilities.
18 October 2pm and 3.30pm BSL session Explore the SEE MONSTER with our BSL interpreter so you do miss a thing.
25 October 11am Polly Planet Story Telling on the viewing platform Enjoy storytelling with an environmental theme as Polly takes Seb on magical adventures to open his eyes to the challenges facing her friends in the ocean from plastic pollution and some ideas on how to overcome them.
25 October 2pm and 3.30pm BSL session Explore the SEE MONSTER with our BSL interpreter so you do miss a thing.
27 October 11am Polly Planet Story Telling on the viewing platform Enjoy storytelling with an environmental theme as Polly takes Seb on magical adventures to open his eyes to the challenges facing her friends in the ocean from plastic pollution and some ideas on how to overcome them.
28 October 4pm Typewriter Bloke on the viewing platform Join the typewriter bloke for street poetry and instant poetry based on your requests
29 October 9am Quiet session Making the Monster accessible to those with special educational needs and disabilities, like autism spectrum disorder  and/or sensory processing needs to have a comfortable visit.
29 October 2pm and 3pm The Beach'd Buoys on the Helideck Enjoy melodic sea shanties from Weston super Mare’s very own Beach’d Buoys
30 October 4pm Typewriter Bloke on the viewing platform Join the typewriter bloke for street poetry and instant poetry based on your requests