This festive season, the Fleet Street Quarter have created a programme of sparkly, Christmassy goodness, which kicked off today (November 21) with a magical art trail. ‘Walking With the Snowman‘ features a dozen beautifully decorated Snowman sculptures dotted around the Quarter for Londoners to discover. How brrr-illiant?
The trail pays tribute to the timeless classic, that continues to be loved and cherished by children and grown-ups alike. Originally published as a wordless picture book by Raymond Briggs in 1978, The Snowman has gone on to sell over 5.5million copies. Since becoming an animated film in 1982, it has been broadcast every year, becoming an integral part of Christmas for many families.
In partnership with Wild in Art and Penguin’s Random House, Fleet Street Quarter is hosting the free art trail for ten weeks between November and January. Visitors are encouraged to find the twelve individually painted sculptures, designed by various artists and inspired by ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas‘.
Nestled in streets such as Chancery Lane, New Street Square, Fleet Street, and Ludgate Hill, the sculptures stand 1.6 metres tall atop recyclable plinths made from waste plastic.
]Birmingham-based illustrator and designer, Jessica Perrin‘s ‘Twelve Drummers’ design features a gingerbread-esque snowman, with a marching band of twelve tiny drumming mice on the back. Manchester-based artist, Jenny Leonard‘s playful take on ‘Four Calling Birds’ features a snowman adorned with the capital’s skyline and iconic landmarks.
The trail is sure to fill you with festive cheer and have you ‘walking in the air‘. ‘Tis the season, after all…
Find out more about Fleet Street Quarter’s Christmas programme here.
Also published on Medium.