Friday, 27 March 2015

Shaun the Sheep Visits China Town!


First Shaun sighted here !

To celebrate the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year, which this year falls on the year of the sheep or goat - there will be two Shaun the sheep (adorned in Chinese style art) mascots residing at the entrance of Chinatown.

The best way to describe the patterns on the sheep is “Jingtai” designed by Simon Farrell, is inspired by the ancient Chinese Cloisonné style, seen commonly on ceramics and jewellery from the 14th century in China. Ashley Boddy’s mystical  five-foot “Shanghai-Shaun” was inspired by legendary mythological dragons in Chinese folklore, symbols of power, strength, and luck.

We can’t wait to see these sculptures join our London trail, hitting the capital’s streets on Saturday 28th March until Monday 25th May to raise funds for Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity, supporting children in hospitals across the UK.

From Saturday 28th March, a flock of 50 five-foot tall sculptures of Shaun the Sheep will be dotted around the streets of London for the ‘Shaun in the City’ art trail and Chinatown is delighted to play host to two.

During Shaun's stay in Chinatown visitors are encouraged to share their best photos with him on Twitter with the best photo each week receiving dinner for two!

In total 120 ‘Shauns’ will be sold off at a public auction in October. The money raised will go towards the Wallace & Gromit Children’s Foundation, which supports sick children in hospitals throughout the UK.

Creator of Shaun the Sheep, Nick Park CBE said: “It’s been a busy year for Shaun, he has just launched his first movie and now he has his very own arts trail! Shaun is such a well-loved character with so many fans around the globe, I am sure many will flock to London to be part of the fun.”

More info on the auction is here.

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