07 July 2015

Burges Salmon is delighted to announce that it is one of the sponsors of the Shaun in the City charity sculpture trail that was launched on Monday 6 July 2015 in Bristol.

The firm’s Shaun in the City sculpture for the Bristol trail, which has been designed by Susan Taylor and is decorated with a montage of the city’s iconic landmarks, is based outside Temple Meads Station.

70 giant sculptures of Aardman Animations’ Shaun the Sheep have popped up all over the city. Once the trail ends on Monday 31 August they will be auctioned at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway this autumn to raise money for The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity.

Each of the five-foot sculptures has been individually designed by a whole flock of artists, designers, and famous faces including Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep creator Nick Park.

The sculptures will be grazing in iconic locations and tourist destinations all over Bristol, including Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Downs, M Shed and St Mary Redcliffe, from 6 July until 31 August. Further sculptures on the Bristol trail are located at Snuff Mills, Brandon Hill Nature Reserve, Ashton Court, Horfield Common, Broadwalk Shopping Centre and Gloucester Road. Visitors can pick up a free trail map from locations across the city, or download the official Shaun in the City: Sheep Spotter app to help them find the whole flock.

The Bristol trail follows the success of the Shaun in the City London trail earlier this year, which saw 50 different sculptures installed all across the capital and was extended for an extra week due to popular demand.

All 120 Bristol and London sculptures will be displayed in the Great Sheep Round Up Exhibition at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway from 12 to 20 September in Bristol, before the whole flock goes to auction on 8 October, to raise funds for The Grand Appeal and Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity, supporting children in hospitals across the UK.

The Grand Appeal organised the phenomenally successful Gromit Unleashed trail in 2013, which saw 80 sculptures of Aardman’s canine sidekick raise more than £2.3 million at auction for the appeal.

Nick Park CBE, creator of Shaun the Sheep, Aardman Animations, 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 as well-loved character with so many fans around the globe, I am sure many will flock to Bristol to be part of the fun.”

For more information, please visit the Shaun in the City website.

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Daniel Baber

Daniel Baber Senior PR and Communications Manager

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