Waving baa-bye to our local Shauns

August 28 2015

SPARKLES, Groovy Baby and Star Bake have enjoyed their time grazing in the local area.

SPARKLES, Groovy Baby and Star Bake have enjoyed their time grazing in the local area.

But now, it’s time for the Shaun the Sheep characters to join the rest of their flock at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway.

The sheep, which include a glittery unicorn, a hippy, and a  French pastry dessert, were painted by local artists Emily Golden, Emily Ketteringham and Tom Hovey respectively.

The Great Sheep Round Up exhibition, which runs from September 12-20, will see Bristol’s 70 woolly critters reunited with London’s 50 Shauns all under one roof in a specially-built pavilion.

Fans of the lovable character will be able to see any Shauns that they might have missed, or revisit their favourites.

Timed-entry tickets are now available to purchase online, with all proceeds going towards the Grand Appeal to support Bristol Children’s Hospital. Each session lasts an hour and a half.

The event will be followed by another exhibition in London from September 24-27. This will be the last chance to see the Shauns before they are auctioned off to raise money for sick children in hospitals throughout the UK.

Shaun in the City follows in the footsteps of its popular Gromit Unleashed trail in 2013, which raised £2.3million for the Bristol Children’s Hospital.

Organisers hope that just as many flock to see the Shauns on show.

To purchase tickets (£7 for adults, £4.50 for children, £5.50 senior citizens and free for children three years and under), visit: www.shauninthecity.org.uk/exhibition.