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 Paul Box. Withdrawn, Luke Jerram, 2015. Photo: Paul Box.

Luke Jerram's 'Withdrawn' installation, in association with Trust New Art at Leigh Woods, closes on 23 August

To mark the end of art installation Withdrawn by Luke Jerram at Leigh Woods in Bristol, academics from the Cabot Institute will talk about how our seas are changing at a final closing event with fish and chips cooked by Michelin-starred chef Josh Eggleton on Sunday 23 August.

Found in Leigh Woods, a national nature reserve on the edge of Bristol, Withdrawn is an artwork, which came about thanks to the National Trust and their partners, the Forestry Commission. It has surprised and excited audiences as part of Bristol s year as European Green Capital since it opened in April.

The artwork is comprised of five abandoned fishing boats set within a tranquil glade in the woodland on the edge of the city. The boats have been host to a variety of well received events including cinema, theatre, talks, walks, storytelling and choral performances.

Luke Jerram said:I am so pleased at how well the events program has been received. This seems like such a brilliant way to finish it, with delicious food and the chance to get people thinking about the deeper meaning of my work and where its title Withdrawn came from. It is strange to think in just a few more weeks the boats will no longer be resting in the woods, but the great news is they all have new homes to go to. So you may well see them again in and around Bristol, as well as a bit further afield.

Tickets are5 per person and are available through the National Trust booking line 0844 249 1895 or online. 'Withdrawn' is open from 9am to 5pm until Sunday 6 September.