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Build Dreams, Create Change

This year, the National Lottery is celebrating its 27th birthday by asking the nation what is most important to them in their communities. We teamed up with a host of famous faces to unveil four striking installations across London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Antrim to inspire and spark positive change in our communities.

Each installation is made up of more than 636 National Lottery balls to represent the 636,000 projects that have been supported over the last 27 years!

'BUILD'

Former world and Olympic champion cyclist Sir Chris Hoy helped us unveil a striking new installation at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, titled 'BUILD'.

The installation in Edinburgh is the first of four pieces of artwork that The National Lottery has unveiled across the UK as part of its 27th birthday celebrations. The installation is an anamorphic piece of artwork that when viewed from a specific angle says the word ‘BUILD’ and from another view forms a question mark.

You can learn more about the piece here.

'DREAMS'

Former Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle has unveiled a striking new installation at Antrim Castle Gardens titled 'BUILD'.

The installation in Northern Ireland is the second of four pieces of artwork that The National Lottery plans to unveil this week across the UK as part of its 27th birthday celebrations. The installation is an anamorphic piece of artwork that when viewed from a specific angle says the word ‘DREAMS’ and from another view forms a question mark.

Read more about the story here.

A woman (Nadine Coyle) pictured with the DREAM installation in the Antrim Castle Gardens in Northern Ireland.

'CREATE'

Love Island 2021 winner Liam Reardon has unveiled a striking new installation at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff that has been commissioned by The National Lottery to inspire change and to encourage the public to think about how they might use some of the £30million raised for good causes each week in their own communities.

The installation in Cardiff is the third of four pieces of artwork that The National Lottery plans to unveil this week across the UK as part of its 27th birthday celebrations. The installation is an anamorphic piece of artwork that, when viewed from a specific angle, says the words ‘CREATE’ in English and ‘CREU’ in Welsh.

Read more here.

A man (Liam Reardon) photographed in the CREATE installation at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

'CHANGE'

Singer and actress Alexandra Burke helped us unveil our final installation 'CHANGE' in Trafalgar Square, London, completing our 'BUILD DREAMS, INSPIRE CHANGE' exhibition, in celebration of The National Lottery's 27th Birthday.

A host of famous faces, including Alexandra Burke, Sir Chris Hoy, Nadine Coyle and Liam Reardon, have teamed up with The National Lottery to unveil four striking installations across London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Antrim to inspire and spark positive change in our communities.

Read more here.

A woman (Alexandra Burke) photographed in the CHANGE installation of Trafalgar Square in London, England.

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