Sneak peek at Shaun in the City sculpture!

16 3月 2015

Haseltine Lake is delighted to announce the location of its Shaun in the City sculpture.

From Saturday 28 March, a flock of 50 five-foot tall sculptures of Shaun the Sheep will be arriving on the streets of London for the Shaun in the City art trail.

High-profile artists, designers and celebrities have designed and decorated the sculptures which will stand at iconic landmarks, attractions and locations throughout the capital from next month, including Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Carnaby Street, St Paul’s Cathedral, The View from the Shard and The Tower of London.

Haseltine Lake’s sculpture will be located at The Royal Exchange, and for members of the public who just can’t wait to see the firm’s Shaun in real life, a sneak peek of a part of Shaun has now been released.

Sneak peek at Shaun

The Shaun in the City trail will run across London from 28 March to 25 May. This will be followed by a second trail across Bristol, featuring 70 different Shaun sculptures, from 6 July to 31 August.

Lesley Evans, Chief Executive at Haseltine Lake, said, “We are very excited to announce our Shaun will be officially taking up residence at the Royal Exchange. This iconic London setting is the perfect place to showcase our unique Shaun to the thousands of people passing through every day and we can’t wait to see him sitting proudly there during the public arts trail.

“We can’t reveal our Shaun’s brand new look to the public just yet, but the sneak peek image will spark some curiosity prior to the trail!”

Following both trails, all 120 Shauns will be sold at a public auction in October. The money raised from sales of the London trail sculptures will go towards Wallace & Gromit Children’s Charity, which supports sick children in hospitals throughout the UK.

Shaun in the City follows the success of the Gromit Unleashed trail across Bristol in 2013, featuring the classic Aardman Animations character, which raised over £2.3 million for Bristol Children’s Hospital.

Director of Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity, Nicola Masters said, “The Gromit Unleashed trail was an incredible success, raising £2.3million for the charity at auction and attracting more than 1.2million visitors to Bristol, which contributed over £123million to the local economy.

“Following this, we wanted to bring our next project to both London and Bristol, so that even more people could get involved and enjoy our fantastic flock of sculptures. We’d like to thank Haseltine Lake and the rest of our sponsors for helping us to make the trail happen, and bringing Shaun to the big city!”

Creator of Shaun the Sheep, Nick Park CBE said, “It’s been a busy year for Shaun, he has just launched his first movie and now he has his very own arts trail! Shaun is such a well-loved character with so many fans around the globe, I am sure many will flock to London to be part of the fun.”

To download the full press release, click here.

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