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There was a giant sand sculpture of a cat in Brockley

Isabelle Aron
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Isabelle Aron

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Brockley is no stranger to a rogue cat. Back in November last year, the baddass Brockley cat captured our hearts when he plonked himself underneath the bags of M&Ms in Brockley Sainsbury's – only to return again earlier this year (this time, in the ready meal aisle). And now, there's a feline character of a slightly different kind hanging out on Brockley's streets.

South London artist Zara Gaze has created a giant sand sculpture of a cat, in protest against gentrification in the area – y'know, like a 'fat cat'? And the symbolism doesn't stop there. Beady-eyed readers may notice that the cat is chowing down on some broccoli, which might seem an odd choice of snack for a cat, but the artist says it's a play on words – because broccoli sounds like Brockley, geddit? 

The sculpture is made from 40 tonnes of construction sand and took five hours to make. Sadly, when Zara returned after a few hours, her masterpiece had been flattened – which pretty much says it all, really.

In other animal news, a flock of pigeons are monitoring London's pollution levels.

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