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Birmingham Hospice launches sculpture trail in the city with Wild in Art | News

Birmingham Hospice has partnered with Wild in Art, a global art trail producer, to create a new performance trail for Birmingham in the summer of 2025.

Author: Amy ShephardPosted 27 minutes ago
Last updated 26 minutes ago

A new art trail will sweep through Birmingham next summer, aptly named ‘Bulls in the City’.

Birmingham Hospice has partnered with Wild in Art, a global art trail producer, to create a new performance trail for Birmingham in the summer of 2025.

To celebrate the launch of the route, businesses and organizations are invited to an exclusive event at Millennium Point on Wednesday 26 June to find out more about getting involved in this incredible event through sponsorship opportunities.

Businesses can register for a free ticket here: www.birminghamhospice.org.uk/trail-tickets

The trail itself is inspired by the iconic bullring created by sculptor Laurence Broderick. Next summer, a herd of fiberglass bull sculptures will take over the city, eventually being auctioned off to raise money for Birmingham Hospice.

With sites in Selly Park and Erdington, Birmingham Hospice supports local people living with a terminal diagnosis by providing free palliative and end-of-life care to the communities in and around Birmingham.

As part of this exciting partnership between the hospice and Wild in Art, the trail’s name and logo have now been revealed, as well as a 3D model of what the sculptures will look like.

The impressive sculptures will measure 2.25m in length and 1.18m in height. Like Broderick’s design, the sculptures show the returning animal in motion, representing the strength, persistence and determination of the city of Birmingham and its people.

“Bulls in the City seemed like the perfect name for Birmingham’s seventh Wild in Art trail and our first.

“The bull is a symbol of pride, reflecting the feeling in the city since the 2022 Commonwealth Games and the creation of Ozzy, the bull who now lives in Birmingham New Street Station.

“However, our route is not based on just any bull; the sculpture was made to look like Laurence Broderick’s The Guardian, so it’s easily recognizable as our very own Birmingham Bull.”

“Bulls in the City” will create a journey of discovery around the city that is free, family friendly and open to everyone.

Schools and community groups will have the chance to decorate smaller sculptures that will first be displayed in groups around the city and then returned to them as a legacy of the project. A complementary, personalized learning program will also be available to participating schools.

Businesses and organizations can support the project by sponsoring the larger sculptures, which will be decorated by local and national artists.

Businesses, schools and community groups can register their interest at www.birminghamhospice.org.uk/wild-in-art

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