SJ8097 : Walking with the Snowman™ #7, Seven Swans a-Swimming

taken 2 years ago, near to Trafford Park, Trafford, Great Britain

Walking with the Snowman™ #7, Seven Swans a-Swimming
Walking with the Snowman™ #7, Seven Swans a-Swimming
Snowman number 7 stands outside the Imperial War Museum North on Trafford Wharf. Laura-Kate Chapman’s design is based on Seven Swans a-Swimming. It features 21 swans (a multiple of seven) in a repeating, stylised pattern. She has concentrated on the form and shape of a swan’s body, particularly its iconic long neck and impressive wingspan. The Snowman™ himself has been made to resemble a swan – he has an orange nose like a swan’s beak and stands in a pool of icy blue water.

The high rise buildings of MediaCityUK form the backdrop.

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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)
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Sunday, 16 December, 2018
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 802 971 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.2156N 2:17.9396W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 802 970
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