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Our Gromit is here! Find our Day of the Dead inspired Gromit, grab a cuppa from Kates Kitchen cafe and enjoy the sunshine…
The Gromit Unleashed 2 trail, launching for nine weeks from 2nd July, will mark five years since Gromit took the streets of Bristol by storm. This time Nick Park’s Academy Award®-winning character returns for his second starring role in the award-winning charity’s sculpture trails, but this time he’s not alone; the loveable pooch will be joined by his pal Wallace and arch nemesis Feathers McGraw. The criminal mastermind penguin is on the loose again and the dynamic duo is out to track him down! Gromit is raring to go, but Wallace can’t resist having a nice sit down to soak up the scenery, and enjoy a lovely cup of tea at every opportunity.
The trail will feature over 60 giant sculptures designed by high-profile artists, designers, innovators and local talent. Our Day of the Dead Gromit was designed by Gavin Strange, and sponsored by Briz Graphics. Sculptures will be positioned in high footfall and iconic locations around Bristol and the surrounding area, perfect for a family day out around the city and beyond. For the first time ever the trail will include groundbreaking technology and leading designs by international pioneers in the engineering, digital and technology industries.
Gromit Unleashed 2 follows the success of the Gromit Unleashed and Shaun in the City arts trails, which saw two of Aardman’s most loved characters raise over £6 million for Bristol Children’s Hospital charity, Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal. Founded in 1995, the award-winning charity has raised over £50 million to save lives and support sick children and their families at Bristol Children’s Hospital. The Grand Appeal supports Bristol Children’s Hospital with pioneering, life-saving equipment and research, including ventilators, a cardiac hybrid theatre and an inter-operative MRI scanner, so that each child receives the best care possible. We offer comfort through our Grand Appeal family support worker and our home-from-home accommodation, where parents and siblings stay free of charge, for as long as they need. We ensure the hospital is a vibrant and child friendly place and help distract the young patients through our music therapy, art and play programmes.
Detect-O-Gromit 2 app will be available to purchase from app stores from the 2nd July on both iPhone and Android devices to help navigate the trail. Alternatively you can pick up a map at 6 passport stop locations. At these locations you can also pick up a free, commemorative passport to be filled with embossed stamps featuring mini images of Gromit at selected tourist destinations along the trail!