Lightning Clock, Royal Quays
'Lightning Clock' is a working sculpture by Andy Plant, located at Royal Quays Shopping outlet in North Shields. On the stroke of every hour, the clock comes to life. The sound of thunder comes from inside the large globe, which then opens up to reveal the face of the North Wind. It blows out smoke, representing a storm, which blows the weatherman on the small globe off his feet. The sculpture was commissioned by North Tyneside Arts, and installed in the spring of 2000.