Shaun the Sheep is having a very good year. With a blockbuster autobiographical movie under his belt, he’s now going on tour.
Yes, Shaun in the City is happening this spring and summer, with 120 giant Shaun the Sheep sculptures, created by a variety of famous artists, designers and celebrities, gracing the streets of both London and Bristol.
“I’m just a simple sheep (albeit from the ovis aries branch of the animal world, which, you may not be aware, is quite a prestigious family line). I mean, I come from humble beginnings, from a minor part in A Close Shave, where admittedly, I stole the show, and now here I am, an international superstar. I just can’t believe it,” says Shaun, humbly. Allegedly.
70 sculptures will be seen around Bristol from 6th July to 31st August, in all shapes and forms.
Then all sculptures, including those from the London tour will feature in the ‘Great Sheep Round Up’ in Bristol from 12th to 20th September, with all 120 sculptures on display.
At the end of the tour, the sculptures will be sold at auction to raise funds for Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity and The Grand Appeal.
Artist Ros Franklin
In 2013, Ros Franklin
created Dog Rose Gromit sponsored by AC Services for the “Gromit Unleashed” initiative which raised a phenomenal amount for the Grand Appeal.
We were delighted to hear that this year, Ros is contributing with a Shaun the Sheep sculpture called Hamish in Paternoster Square, London for sponsors Walkers Shortbread Ltd
. We hope that Walkers have as much fun with their sponsorship as we did last time
Both the Gromit and Shaun in the City trails support the Bristol Children’s Hospital’s Grand Appeal
http://www.grandappeal.org.uk/ to raise money for the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and St Michael’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Special Care Baby Unit) at St Michael’s Hospital and other children’s hospitals across the UK.
The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity, has raised over £31 million since 1995 supporting babies and children at Bristol Children’s Hospital and the Special Care Baby Unit at St Michael’s Hospital, with the provision of vital equipment, patient activities, new services and family accommodation.
Enjoy the fun
From now until 25th May you can see 50 Shaun the Sheep outside in London.
Or why not wait until the 70 come to Bristol in July and August and join us at AC Services Southern having fun Shaun-spotting, Shaun-trailing and above all raising some money for the Grand Appeal before the September exhibition of all 120 in Bristol like the Gromits Unleashed in 2013.
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Published Date: 14th April 2015
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