Can you spot Gordon?

November 09 2013

SANTA Claus will not be the only one paying Bishopston a visit this Christmas - a little goblin will also be making an appearance on Gloucester Road.

SANTA Claus will not be the only one paying Bishopston a visit this Christmas - a little goblin will also be making an appearance on Gloucester Road.

Gordon the Goblin - created by artist and Room 212's illustrator, Laura Robertson - will be hidden in traders' windows up and down the high street.

Hand-painted using watercolours, Gordon can be spotted wearing a Christmas hat, striped socks and a green woolly vest, carrying a 'love Gloucester Road' bag.

Gordon originates from Laura's illustrated children’s books The Quest in a Vest and Oh My is That a Pork Pie!, where he sets out on adventures to capture dragons, alongside his trusty frog. Gordon the Gloucester Road Goblin created by Laura Robertson

Inspired by the success of the Gromit trail, participants are encouraged to discover as many Gordons as possible along the Gloucester Road. A form will be provided in the next issue of Bishopston Voice, allowing participants to record how many Gordons they find.

The idea came after a meeting at Room 212 - a newly established gallery on Gloucester Road which displays work by more than 50 local artists. Fast becoming a hub for artists and art lovers, the owner - Sarah Thorp - aims to promote art and creativity throughout the whole community around the Gloucester Road area.

Traders will also be taking part in the 'Best Christmas Window Display' competition, giving shops and businesses the opportunity to showcase their artistic and creative talents. The public will be encouraged to vote for the best display.

Shops will also be opening until late in the lead-up to Christmas on Thursday 12th and 19th December. The Robin Hood Retreat will be holding a Christmas Market on these evenings.

Look in next month's edition of Bishopston Voice for full details on how to enter into the Christmas prize draw for some Gloucester Road goodies!