LA Hollingsworth Art

Rocket Round Leicester Sculpture Trail 2021

A Free Public Sculpture Trail For All The Family Bringing Communities Together and Supporting the Arts

“Rocket Round Leicester will be the biggest and most exciting art project ever seen in Leicester. It will bring fun, colour and creativity to the city all for a brilliant cause. I’d like to urge everyone, local people, schools, community organisations and local businesses to get involved and be part of something amazing for the city of Leicester.”

John Knight, LOROS Hospice CEO

Rocket Round Leicester is a sculpture discovery trail coming to Leicester city centre. Launching Monday 19th July, before blasting off on Sunday 26th September.2021.  Loros Hospice, in partnership with Wild in Art, are launching the sculpture trail, which will comprise of 40 giant, spectacularly-decorated Rockets touching down across Leicester this summer

Look out for Lynne's sculpture as you follow the trail threading through Leicester city centre. 

There will new and updated artwork in the Art Store over the duration of all the sculpture trails.

ABOUT LYNNE'S SCULPTURE CALLED 'HOPES DREAMS AND WISHES' 

The fox motif is something that reoccurs in many Lynne's  artworks and illustrations. Her late father was a farmer in Herefordshire and he kept a pet fox - so the fox, and what it represents, really resonates strongly with her. The design has a playful, thoughtful and symbolic narrative, which fits in well with the exploratory, fun nature of the trail. It will appeal to all, especially family groups. Lynne's sculpture is called ‘Hopes, Dreams and Wishes'. The design represents the fact that aspirations and hopes are what anyone and everyone can have; they are universal. This aligns well with her sponsor Morningside. Their aim to make quality healthcare affordable and accessible to all.

This public art event will bring the people of Leicester together to share in the biggest art event the city has ever seen.

Visitors to the art trail will steer a voyage of discovery through the city’s streets and open spaces and help even life-long Leicester dwellers discover something new about where they live. Each Rocket is designed by a professional artist and sponsored by local business. With a likely footfall of around 300,000 people, bringing in an expected £6 million to the local economy, Rocket Round Leicester will form a pivotal part of the city’s post-pandemic economic recovery, as well as a brilliant day out for everyone.

After the trail ends there will be the chance to say a final ‘goodbye’ at a farewell event, before each rocket sculpture is auctioned to raise funds for Loros Hospice to enable them to continue to care for over 2,500 terminally ill local people.

WOULD YOU LIKE SOME ARTWORK?

During the trail follow and post your rocket selfie to instagram @paintingtheroom. Each week Lynne will select the best selfie. The winner will receive a signed limited edition print of the original artwork that inspired the sculpture design. 

Keep checking back to this site or @paintingtheroom to find out more about this exciting trail as it develops. There will be free trail maps and opportunities to win art prizes.

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