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Gromit Unleashed 2 locations revealed

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>Here is the press release from The Grand Appeal:

Gromit Unleashed 2 locations revealed!

16.05.18: 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 onto Bristol and its surrounding area 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. Thornbury represents the most northerly point, with Avon Valley Country Park and Chew Valley marking the East and West boundaries respectively, and Weston-super-Mare in the South.

Nicola Masters, Director of The Grand Appeal said: “We are incredibly fortunate to live in such a wonderfully diverse city, and we are proud to showcase as much of beautiful Bristol and its surrounding areas as possible through our third charity arts trail.

“Over the last year, we have worked with our amazing sponsors, local community groups and the council to determine the best locations for each sculpture. It’s only with the support from our local community that we can continue to support sick children and their families at Bristol Children’s Hospital, so we are delighted that we are able to give something back to our supporters.”

St Marks Road in Easton, the Royal Fort Gardens at the University of Bristol, Hartcliffe Community Park farm and Puxton Park are four 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.

With the locations spread across the city, visitors to the trail will be able to find, learn about and even interact with sculptures by discovering ‘trails within trails’ across the North, East, South and West of Bristol. A printed map, available at the Gromit Unleashed shop at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, selected locations across the city, and in The Bristol Post, will be available at the start of July.

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. New Gromit Unleashed 2-inspired products, including the popular figurines, will be available for purchase with all proceeds benefitting patients and families cared for by Bristol Children’s Hospital and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael’s Hospital.

Nicola said: “Raising money to support Bristol Children’s Hospital and the Neonatal Unit is at the heart of everything we do, and we want to highlight how lucky we are to have a world class children’s hospital on our doorstep. Every single penny donated, raised and spent during Gromit Unleashed 2 will help us to support sick children, babies and their families who come from not just Bristol, but from across 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, University of Bristol and Creditcall – are busy working away to create some very special sculptures for our eager trail fans. 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!”

For all the latest Gromit Unleashed updates, follow The Grand Appeal on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit www.gromitunleashed.org.uk.

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Becky Davy, Media Relations Manager, The Grand Appeal Becky@grandappeal.org.uk | +44 7494 442742

The Grand Appeal is the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity.

Founded in 1995, the award-winning charity has raised over £50 million to save lives and support sick children and their families at Bristol children’s hospital. Money raised helps patients and their families in the hospital to have access to the best medical care, pioneering equipment, expert doctors and nurses, family accommodation and patient activities.

Bristol children’s hospital is one of the UK’s leading children’s hospitals treating patients from across the South West, South Wales and beyond. It covers the largest catchment area of any children’s hospital in England, treating more than 100,000 children each year, and serves as the paediatric intensive care centre for the whole South West region. The hospital is an international, national and regional specialist centre of excellence for a range of services including neurosurgery, burns, cardiac, leukaemia and bone marrow transplants.

For more information, visit www.grandappeal.org.uk

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About Aardman


Aardman, based in Bristol (UK) co-founded and run by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, is a world leader in animation. It produces feature films, series, advertising and digital entertainment for both the domestic and international market. Their multi-award winning productions are novel, entertaining, brilliantly characterised and full of charm that reflects the unique talent, energy and personal commitment of the very special people who make up the Aardman team. The studio’s work is often imitated and yet the company continues to lead the field producing a rare brand of visually stunning and amusing independent and commercial productions www.aardman.com 

 

Gromit Unleashed 2 locations

 

Aardman, Gas Ferry Road

Aerospace Bristol

Arnos Vale

Ashton Court

Ashton Gate Stadium

Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park, Keynsham

Badminton Road, Downend

Blaise Castle

Boston Tea Party, Gloucester Road

Bristol Energy Hub, Harbourside

Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel

Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Cabot Circus

Cascade Steps

Chew Valley Lake

Cinema de Lux, Cabot Circus

Clifton Observatory

Clifton Suspension Bridge

College Green

The Cenotaph, Colston Avenue

Flaxpits Lane, Winterbourne

Gardiner Haskins

Grand Pier, Weston-super-Mare

Greenway Centre, Southmead

Gromit Unleashed 2 Shop, The Mall at Cribbs Causeway

Hargreaves Lansdown, Anchor Road

Hartcliffe Community Farm

High Street, Chipping Sodbury

House of Fraser, Cabot Circus

Kings Chase Shopping Centre, Kingswood

Mall Gardens, Clifton Village

M Shed

Millennium Square

Museum Square, M Shed

Narrow Quay

North Street

Bristol Children's Hospital

Park Street

Puxton Park, Hewish

Quakers Friars

Queen Square

Royal Fort Gardens

Royal West of England Academy

Sion Hill

ss Great Britain

St Mark's Road, Easton

St Mary Centre, Thornbury

St Mary Redcliffe

Stanfords, Corn Street

Temple Meads Station

Temple Quay

The Downs

The Galleries

The Horsefair

The Mall at Cribbs Causeway

The Podium, Broadmead

The Victoria Rooms

UWE Bristol, Bower Ashton

Wapping Wharf

Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke

Wills Memorial Building

Woodlands Lane, Bradley Stoke

 

 

Gromit Unleashed 2 sponsors

 

Trailblazers

Creditcall

Renishaw

Rolls-Royce

University of Bristol

 

Sculpture Sponsors

AJ Homes

Amalgam Models

Arthur David

Ashfords LLP

Ashton Gate Stadium

Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park

Barcan+Kirby LLP

BID Clifton Village

Bluefin Professions

Bristol City Centre BID

Bristol Energy

Bristol Marriott City Centre

Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel

Bristol Post

Bristol Water

Burges Salmon

Cabot Circus

CAMB Machine Knives International Ltd

Canada Life

Cass Art

Chipping Sodbury Chamber of Commerce

Darcy Associates Limited

Destination Bristol

Downend & Bromley Heath Parish Council

Dunkley's Chartered Accountants

Etex Building Performance

Evans and Partners

EY

First Bus

Gardiner Haskins

Grand Pier

Grant Thornton UK LLP

Hargreaves Lansdown

House of Fraser

Immediate Media Co

Jeremy Gumbley

John James Bristol Foundation

LDC

Natracare

Osborne Clarke

Puxton Park

Redrock Consulting Ltd

Showcase Cinema de Lux, Cabot Circus, Bristol

Stanfords

The Galleries Shopping Centre

The Mall at Cribbs Causeway

The Yogscast

Thornbury Chamber of Commerce

UWE Bristol

VWV

Wapping Wharf

We The Curious

Willow Brook Centre

Womble Bond Dickinson

Yankee Candle

YTL Developments