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.
BUS ART – YEAR OF THE BUS
Till 10th December 2014
Another quirky trail is with us here in London. Brought about by Wild in Art and the Transport for London (TfL) in celebration of the Year of the Bus.
60 New Routemaster bus sculptures, which are 2.5m long, 1m high and 0.5m wide, have been painted and adorned by well-known and aspiring artists to showcase the vital role that London’s buses play in the life and economy of the city and the UK as a whole.
Londoners and visitors to the city have the chance to discover the bus sculptures, which have been organised in clusters, on foot by following public art trails in three areas of the capital: Westminster, South Bank and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The sculpture trail is part of TfL’s celebrations to mark the Year of the Bus in partnership with London Transport Museum and the capital’s bus operators. The project has been entirely funded by individuals and organisations sponsoring the bus sculptures. At the end of the event, the bus sculptures will be brought together in a final display before being auctioned, with all proceeds split between three charities: Kids Company, Transaid and London Transport Museum.
Leon Daniels, TfL’s Managing Director for Surface Transport, said: “These sculpture trails will give Londoners and visitors to the city an exciting opportunity to discover original artwork on foot in central London. The project also seeks to remind everyone of the key role that London’s buses play in the lives of so many millions of people in this city.”
Charlie Langhorne, Director of Wild in Art, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Transport for London on the creation of the Year of the Bus Sculpture Trail. Our events are designed to bring the enjoyment of public art to hundreds of thousands of people while offering new ways to explore a host city. It will be a fantastic spectacle and is an excellent way to raise vital funds for Kids Company, Transaid and London Transport Museum.”
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Enjoy the trails which can be found here.
A great way to spend halfterm with the kids.