There’s no sign of snow... but the Snow­dogs are here!

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - What's On - - CONTENT -

We may have only just said good­bye to sum­mer, but two snowy char­ac­ters are head­ing to the streets of one Kent town.

The Snow­dogs art trail comes to Ash­ford for 10 weeks this au­tumn, and fea­tures The Snow­man and The Snow­dog, from Ray­mond Briggs’ clas­sic story, 40-year­sold this year. Thirty-five artists were com­mis­sioned to turn their de­signs into sculp­tures in key lo­ca­tions around the town for ev­ery­one to en­joy from streets and parks to pub­lic spa­ces. The trail will be on dis­play from Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 12 to Satur­day, Novem­ber 17, cre­at­ing a fes­tive feel in the lead-up to Christ­mas. Each week of the trail will be themed around a dif­fer­ent topic from the books, in­clud­ing love, loss, dreams and em­pa­thy.

The project is be­ing de­liv­ered in part­ner­ship with Wild in Art, and Pen­guin Ven­tures, part of Pen­guin Ran­dom House and own­ers of The Snow­man and The Snow­dog brand. Charlie Langhorne, Wild in Art di­rec­tor, said: “Our events are de­signed to bring the en­joy­ment of pub­lic art to ev­ery­one while of­fer­ing new ways for peo­ple to ex­plore their lo­cal area. It will be a fan­tas­tic spec­ta­cle and is an ex­cel­lent way to raise funds for the hos­pices.”

Each Snow­dog will later be auc­tioned by Pil­grims Hos­pices to help raise funds.

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