At the beginning of every week a 'Quirk' is posted here. This 'Quirk' is usually an event taking place in London during the week or at the weekend which is unique and quirky and may not have been widely advertised.
Anomalous London tries to find these anomalous events to keep the enjoyment of the glorious capital city of London alive. The Archive has details of past quirky events along with some lovely pictures.
SHAUN IN THE CITY
Free Arts Trail around London
Till 25th May 2015
First we had elephants, then Book benches and Buses now we have Sheep! The Shaun in the City trail organized by the Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity is perfect timing for Easter in the City and will be a fabulous experience for both the young and mature. Shaun the Sheep made his debut in 1995 in the Oscar-winning Wallace & Gromit short film, 'A Close Shave.' Since then he’s gone on to become a global superstar with his show on TV in 170 territories. His first feature length movie hit cinemas in February 2015, to rave reviews. Shaun was recently voted the nation’s best loved BBC children’s character of all time in a survey by the Radio Times.
London welcomes the flock of 50 giant 5 ft sculptures which have been designed by high profile artists, designers and celebrities including David Gandy, Zandra Rhodes and Cath Kidston.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.”
Those wanting to catch a glimpse of the sheep can find them everywhere from the bustling Covent Garden, to the historic site of Trafalgar Square, the shopping extravaganza of Carnaby Street, the world's famous St Paul’s Cathedral, the View from the Shard - the tallest free-standing building in Europe - and the famous Tower of London. Download the trail map and/or the quirky interactive app, ‘Shaun in the City,’ which will show all the sheep on the trail and many more fun features, available on all main providers, with all monies going towards the charity.
After London there will be a similar trail in Bristol where 70 sculptures will form a trail in the Summer. Companies throughout the UK have sponsored the individual sculptures and following both trails, all 120 ‘Shauns’ will be brought together for two exhibitions in London and Bristol, before being sold at a public auction in October. The money raised from the sale of the London sculptures, will go towards Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity, which supports sick children in hospitals throughout the UK, and the sale of the Bristol sculptures will support The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital charity.
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