So, from July 6th, for the whole summer, children big and small visiting Bristol are going to have 70 new friends to make. Shaun in the City Bristol, the flock of individual, colourful, happy statue sheep will be hiding in corners all over town. It’s going to be brilliant. Sheep selfie heaven. ‘I’ll meet you by the Shaun’. ‘How many have you seen?’ and ‘which is your favourite?’.
Today, the look out stations for the first five sheep were revealed:
‘Alright me Babber?’ by Susan Taylor will be waving off the commuters at Temple Meads Station
‘Bristol Beauty’ by Cassie Debry will be keeping watch at Canford Lane, Westbury-on-Trym
‘Isambaaard’ by Tim Miness will be enjoying the view at Clifton Suspension Bridge visitor information centre
‘Jarsberry Ram’ by Simon Tozer will be living it up at The Pump House, Merchants Road
‘Primrose’ by Henning Lohlein will be hanging out with some sheepy mates at St Werburgh’s City Farm
Then, I saw this on Facebook! There’ll be one in Victoria Park!
Then, I read this article in the Bristol Post which tells you where all 70 are going to be! Now you can start planning your route around town. Maybe you can see five every week. How much sheep can you take? The London trail released a map, which I’m sure we will have, and there’s also an Android and iPhone app which will be awesome for interactive joining in.
Here are some of the Shauns, enjoying their press call. Look at their googly eyes and skinny little legs! It’s so recognisable Aardman, which is a company that every Bristolian is happy to call local.
Rain or shine this summer, we’re all going to enjoy seeking out all the Shauns, and kids will always remember the fact they were here. Best of all, of course, Shaun in the City will be raising money for The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Hospital Children’s Charity. The Gromit Unleashed trail and subsequent auction raised 2.3million in 2013.