Richard III gave battle in sand

A time-lapse video showing the creation of a sand sculpture depicting the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 has been captured by the University of Leicester.

80 tonnes of sand were transformed into four giant sculptures by award-winning artists who were asked to interpret the theme Dynasty, Death and Discovery.

The sculptures, each up to 4m high, are located at the King Richard III Visitor Centre entrance and central courtyard, Wygston's House on Jubilee Square and in front of BBC Radio Leicester on Guildhall Lane.

The sculptures will remain in place until the end of September.

The project is a collaboration between Nicola Wood (CBBC presenter and Leicester born sculptor), the Visitor Centre and the City Festival. More information about the sculptures here.