From the youngest of tots to the oldest of men and women, there are few in the country who’d fail to immediately recognize the characters of Wallace and Gromit. Well, visit Bristol this summer and you’ll spot characters from Nick Park’s Academy Award®-winning series populating the streets of Bristol. It’s all part of Gromit Unleased 2, and it’s just one of the events that’s helping to make Bristol such an attractive destination.
So, what is Gromit Unleased 2? Simply put, it’s a collection of sculpture trails across the city. Artists created unique sculptures of our Claymation heroes and put them across the city to form trails for visitors to follow. As the name suggests, this is the second time Wallace and Gromit have taken to the streets of Bristol, and this time they’re joined by arch nemesis Feathers McGraw!
This year sees over 60 of these giant sculptures hitting the city. They’ve been designed by high-profile artists, designers, innovators, and even some extremely talented locals. Don’t worry about missing them – sculptures have been positioned at around and between iconic locations to ensure high footfall. Trails have been split up, so you can follow one to discover more of the city. Just a few trails include:
- Gromit Unleashed 2: Family Day Out Trail and the Grand Day Out Trail
- Gromit Unleashed 2: North, East, South and West Trails City Guide
- Gromit Unleashed 2: Harbourside and Bristol Trails City Guide
You’ll find miniguides for each trail online, and sculpture seekers can even download a special Gromit Unleashed 2 app for help hunting down and recording the sculptures they come across. As an added incentive, all the money raised from the cost of the app will go towards Bristol Children’s Hospital and the Special Care Baby Unit at St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol.