A series of giant sculptures of Aardman Animations’ creation Shaun the Sheep arrived in the capital on a tractor.
The giant versions of the character are set to be dotted around London from Saturday 28th March until Monday 25th May to form a special arts trail, Shaun in the City, that will benefit thousands of children in hospitals around the UK. The sculptures, which have been designed by artists, designers and celebrities including David Gandy, Zandra Rhodes and Cath Kidston, will be auctioned later this year.
The charity behind the project, Wallace and Gromit’s Children’s Charity, will also see 70 different sculptures installed across Bristol from 6th July to 31st August in a second trail. Shaun in the City, an interactive app, which shows all the sheep on the trail is now available to download from all main providers.
Nicola Masters, director, Wallace and Gromit’s Children’s Charity, said: “After a successful trail of Gromit sculptures across Bristol in 2013, which raised £2.3 million for the charity at auction, we wanted to bring our next project to the capital. Shaun the Sheep is a timeless creation with real international appeal. He is loved in the Far and Middle East almost as much as here in the UK so to host this trail in one of the most international cities in the world made perfect sense.”
For more information and to view the trails click here.