Gromit Unleashed 2 - locations revealed!
Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital charity, has revealed the locations and sponsors for its sixty-plus sculptures of Academy Award®-winning characters Wallace, Gromit and Feathers McGraw that will descend on Bristol and its surrounding areas later this summer.
From 2nd July until 2nd September, trail visitors can expect to see over sixty sculptures, each individually designed and decorated by high-profile artists, designers, innovators and local talent, spread across the city and the surrounding areas.
The Royal Fort Gardens at the University of Bristol, Hartcliffe Community Farm and Blaise Castle are some of many locations taking part in The Grand Appeal’s trail for the first time, with Clifton Suspension Bridge, Temple Meads and The Mall at Cribbs Causeway returning for a third time to host a giant, iconic Aardman sculpture.
A Gromit Unleashed 2 app will be available to help avid trail fans to hunt down sculptures, while a special passport trail will be created to celebrate the trail’s innovation themes.
Nicola Masters, Director of The Grand Appeal said: “It is a privilege to support the amazing work of the teams in Bristol Children’s Hospital and highlight the world-class hospital we have at the heart of our city. All funds raised during Gromit Unleashed 2 will help us to support sick children, babies and their families who come from Bristol, and the whole of the South West and South Wales for lifesaving care.”
As well as the returning popular elements, The Grand Appeal has revealed that new, unprecedented trail ‘innovations’ will keep trail fans on their toes.
Nicola added: “Our dedicated ‘Trailblazer’ partners – Rolls-Royce, Renishaw and the University of Bristol – are busy working away to create some very special sculptures for our eager trail fans, whilst Creditcall are supporting us with contactless payments devices throughout the trail. You’ll have to wait a few more weeks before we reveal more – it wouldn’t be a Grand Appeal trail without a few surprises!”