Watch out if you are wondering round the City over the next few weeks as the place has been invaded by static sheep.
Mr Shaun, a Shaun in the City sculpture designed by Mr. Men and Little Miss, has arrived at Broadgate’s Finsbury Avenue Square near Liverpool Street Station. He heads up the free “Shaun in the City” art trail, which involves 120 giant sheep sculptures decorated by celebrities and artists.
Samantha Rush, Head of Marketing, Communications and Events at Broadgate, said: “We are thrilled to be involved with the Shaun in the City arts trail. Mr Shaun will look great in Finsbury Avenue Square, a popular lunch spot and home to some of Broadgate’s public art and our bi-weekly artisan market. With a collection of restaurants, cafes and bars, Broadgate is the perfect place for city workers to see Mr Shaun in a lunch break or after work, or for families to begin one of the fun trails. ”
Law firm Haseltine Lake have adopted a ewe-nique Shaun the Sheep sculpture, called Robo-Shaun, which has taken up residence at The Royal Exchange, London. Their Chief Executive, Lesley Evans, said, “We love the retro-futuristic look Tim Sutcliffe has given our Shaun sculpture and we are delighted that we can finally reveal him to the public. At Haseltine Lake our Patent and Trade Mark attorneys work hard to protect new innovations and inventions which is why the creatively technological look of Tim’s Robo-Shaun design particularly appeals to us. We’re wondering if we might recruit Robo-Shaun to join us as a Patent Baa-torney… We would love to see pictures of people enjoying our Shaun so if you visit The Royal Exchange over the next two months, please do take a Robo-Shaun selfie and share it with us on Twitter!”
The Shaun sculptures will be with us until 25th May and will be raising funds for the Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity which supports and improves the lives of children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK. For more information visit: www.wallaceandgromitcharity.org.