Gallery: Festival of Angels 2013

14 Dec 2013 @ 11.30 am
| Entertainment
Festival of Angels 2013 - ice angel
Ice ice baby – the Festival of Angels returns for 2013. Photographs: Richard McDougall

The festival that gives you wings returns to the Quarter (Swinegate, Back Swinegate, Grape Lane) this weekend, bringing the usual mix of beautiful ice sculptures and wonderful food and drink.

We headed down before the crowds to bring you a taste of the creativity on display. The winter sun cast its cool glow over over the sculptures, making them sparkle against the backdrop of this artisan part of the city.

Swinegate reflected in a seahorse
Swinegate reflected in a seahorse
ice-angel
A silent angel preys
The tip of a Christmas tree point the way
The tip of a Christmas tree points the way
ice-cannon
Fully loaded – this ice cannon looked primed and ready to fire
Slug and lettuce
The slug only has eyes for you
Berwick Kaler
Great dame – Berwick Kaler guards the entrance to Stonegate
devil-bat
The devil is in the detail