Here’s something to look forward to – a sculpture trail of mighty proportions. After 20 T.rex form a Jurassic jaunt around Norwich this summer, it’s just been announced that a mighty herd of Steppe Mammoth will be joining them next summer, all to raise funds for vulnerable young people across East Anglia
Remember the GoGoGorillas, the GoGoDragons and, most recently, the GoGoHares dotted in and around Norwich? The GoGo sculpture trails have raised over £1million for Break, an East Anglian based charity which supports vulnerable children and young people. And with dates for the 2021 GoGoDiscover T.rex trail set to be announced very soon, the charity has just revealed that this year’s event will form the first half of a two-year trail of prehistoric proportions, with even more T.rex and another gigantic species to discover next year!
It means that the 20 T.rex forming a Jurassic jaunt around Norwich in Summer 2021 won’t fade into extinction. They will return in Summer 2022 for 10 weeks, with more new T.rex friends and a mighty herd of Steppe Mammoth – and this time it will go county wide.
Bringing colour, fun and beautiful art across Norwich and Norfolk, GoGoDiscover is delivered by East Anglia based charity Break, in partnership with Wild in Art, and the 2022 trail will celebrate the Deep History Coast. The new Steppe Mammoth sculptures tie into Norfolk being home to the discovery of the largest and oldest mammoth ever found in Britain.
The T.rex and Steppe Mammoth sculptures will be decorated by local and national artists and sponsored by businesses from across the region. And, following the 2021 and 2022 GoGoDiscover family-friendly trails, a charity auction of most of the sculptures will be held in October 2022 to raise vital funds for Break – transforming futures and changing lives of vulnerable children and young people across the region.
Break will be announcing some of the partners and sponsors who have already stomped on board for 2022 very soon but is now calling out for other businesses to get involved by sponsoring a T.rex or Steppe Mammoth.
Peter Marron, GoGoDiscover project manager, comments: ‘We are so excited to once again be working with Wild in Art to bring a two-year art trail to Norwich and Norfolk, which will bring tourism and economic benefits to the region, put smiles on people’s faces, encourage adventure and exploration of our beautiful county and raise awareness and vital funds for Break. Money raised from the trail will support young people right here in East Anglia. We’ll also be launching a Learning & Community Programme to get even more people involved and getting creative!
‘The 2021 T.rex all have sponsors already and look amazing – we can’t wait to start sharing more news and sneak peeks of them very soon! But now is the time for businesses to sign-up for 2022 and be part of this truly unique and exciting event, while supporting Break.’
Since 2008 Wild in Art has animated cities across the world including Manchester, Sydney, Auckland, Cape Town and São Paulo, and created trails for the London 2012 Olympics, the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Historic Royal Palaces and Penguin Random House.
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Charlie LanghorneWild in Art Managing Director and Co-founder
Charlie Langhorne, Wild in Art Managing Director and Co-founder, adds: ‘We are proud to continue our partnership with Break and unveil our latest project, which will be brought to life across Norwich and Norfolk, giving new audiences the chance to enjoy public art in a fun and engaging manner. We passionately champion the importance of art for everybody and the social, cultural and educational benefits which it provides. We hope that through GoGoDiscover we can introduce new businesses to the arts, inject additional funds into the creative sector, and encourage people to explore the cultural offer in Norfolk.’
Businesses and community groups interested in getting involved in GoGoDiscover should visit break-charity.org/gogodiscover or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Break visit break-charity.org. For more information about Wild in Art visit wildinart.co.uk
Picture credits: Mark Benfield