SJ8097 : Walking with the Snowman™ #4, Four Calling Birds

taken 2 years ago, 3 km from Trafford Park, Trafford, Great Britain

Walking with the Snowman™ #4, Four Calling Birds
Walking with the Snowman™ #4, Four Calling Birds
Snowman number 4 on the trail is at the end of the path between the Detroit Bridge and The Quays. Kim Hubball's design is based on the verse "Four Calling Birds" from the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas". In her design, she has focussed on the birds themselves and painted them as large as possible to wrap around the snowman's body. The design is a contemporary take on Scandinavian folk art illustration using bold colours and geometric patterns.

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Walking with the Snowman™

In place at from November 22nd 2018 until January 6th 2019, Walking with The Snowman is the first public sculpture trail inspired by the Raymond Briggs’ classic Christmas story “The Snowman™”. The trail consists of twelve giant snowman sculptures situated across Salford Quays and MediaCityUK to celebrate 40th anniversary of the original publication of the book.

Themed around the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, each sculpture is designed and decorated by one of twelve professional artists, all of whom painted a Bee for this year’s Bee in the City event Link . At the end of the event, they will be auctioned with proceeds going to the Children in Need charity. As well as the large snowmen, there are also a number of smaller snowmen decorated by local schools and community groups.

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Monday, 10 December, 2018   (more nearby)
Sunday, 16 December, 2018
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 806 974 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.4216N 2:17.5433W
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