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Gromit Unleashed 2 locations revealed!

16th May 2018

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Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital charity, has revealed the locations and sponsors for its sixty-plus sculptures of Academy Award®-winning characters Wallace, Gromit and Feathers McGraw that will descend on Bristol and its surrounding areas later this summer.

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From 2nd July until 2nd September, trail visitors can expect to see over sixty sculptures, each individually designed and decorated by high-profile artists, designers, innovators and local talent, spread across the city and the surrounding areas. Thornbury represents the most northerly point, with Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park and Chew Valley marking the East and South boundaries respectively, and Weston-Super-Mare in the West.

Nicola Masters, Director of The Grand Appeal said: “We are incredibly fortunate to live in such a wonderfully diverse city, and we are proud to showcase as much of beautiful Bristol and its surrounding areas as possible through our third charity arts trail.

“Over the last year, we have worked with our amazing sponsors, local community groups and the council to determine the best locations for each sculpture. It’s only with the support from our local community that we can continue to support sick children and their families at Bristol Children’s Hospital, so we are delighted that we are able to give something back to our supporters.”

St Mark’s Road in Easton, the Royal Fort Gardens at the University of Bristol, Hartcliffe Community Farm and Blaise Castle  are four of many locations taking part in The Grand Appeal’s trail for the first time, with Clifton Suspension Bridge, Temple Meads and The Mall at Cribbs Causeway returning for a third time to host a giant, iconic Aardman sculpture.

With the locations spread across the city, visitors to the trail will be able to find, learn about and even interact with sculptures by discovering ‘trails within trails’ across the North, East, South and West of Bristol. A printed map, available at the Gromit Unleashed shop at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, selected locations across the city, and in The Bristol Post, will be available at the start of July.

A Gromit Unleashed 2 app will be available to help avid trail fans to hunt down sculptures, while a special passport trail will be created to celebrate the trail’s innovation themes. New Gromit Unleashed 2-inspired products, including the popular figurines, will be available for purchase with all proceeds benefitting patients and families cared for by Bristol Children’s Hospital and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael’s Hospital.

Nicola said: “It is a privilege to support the amazing work of the teams in Bristol Children’s Hospital and highlight the world-class hospital we have at the heart of our city. All funds raised during Gromit Unleashed 2 will help us to support sick children, babies and their families who come from Bristol, and the whole of the South West and South Wales for lifesaving care.”

As well as the returning popular elements, The Grand Appeal has revealed that new, unprecedented trail ‘innovations’ will keep trail fans on their toes.

Nicola added: “Our dedicated ‘Trailblazer’ partners – Rolls-Royce, Renishaw and the University of Bristol– are busy working away to create some very special sculptures for our eager trail fans, whilst Creditcall are supporting us with contactless payments devices throughout the trail. You’ll have to wait a few more weeks before we reveal more – it wouldn’t be a Grand Appeal trail without a few surprises!”

For all the latest Gromit Unleashed updates, follow The Grand Appeal on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit

Gromit Unleashed 2 locations 

Aardman, Gas Ferry Road
Aerospace Bristol 
Arnos Vale
Ashton Court
Ashton Gate Stadium
Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park, Keynsham
Badminton Road, Downend
Blaise Castle
Boston Tea Party, Gloucester Road
Bristol Energy Hub, Harbourside
Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel
Bristol Children's Hospital
Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
Cabot Circus
Cascade Steps
Cenotaph, Colston Avenue 
Chew Valley Lake
Cinema de Lux, Cabot Circus
Clifton Observatory
Clifton Suspension Bridge
College Green
Dunkley’s, Bradley Stoke
Flaxpits Lane, Winterbourne
Gardiner Haskins
Grand Pier, Weston-super-Mare
Greenway Centre, Southmead
Gromit Unleashed 2 Shop, The Mall at Cribbs Causeway
Hargreaves Lansdown, Anchor Road
Hartcliffe Community Farm
High Street, Chipping Sodbury
House of Fraser, Cabot Circus
Kings Chase Shopping Centre, Kingswood
Mall Gardens, Clifton Village
M Shed
Millennium Square
Museum Square, M Shed
Narrow Quay 
North Street
Park Street
Puxton Park, Hewish
Quakers Friars
Queen Square
Royal Fort Gardens
Royal West of England Academy
Sion Hill
ss Great Britain
St Mark's Road, Easton
St Mary Centre, Thornbury
St Mary Redcliffe
Stanfords, Corn Street
Temple Meads Station
Temple Quay
The Downs
The Galleries
The Horsefair
The Mall at Cribbs Causeway
The Podium, Broadmead
The Victoria Rooms
UWE Bristol, Bower Ashton 
Wapping Wharf
Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke
Wills Memorial Building

Gromit Unleashed 2 Sponsors 

University of Bristol

Sculpture Sponsors
AJ Homes
Amalgam Models 
Arthur David
Ashfords LLP 
Ashton Gate Stadium
Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park
Barcan+Kirby LLP
BID Clifton Village
Bluefin Professions
Bristol City Centre BID 
Bristol Energy 
Bristol Marriott City Centre
Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel 
Bristol Post
Bristol Water
Burges Salmon 
Cabot Circus
CAMB Machine Knives International Ltd
Canada Life 
Cass Art
Chipping Sodbury Chamber of Commerce
Darcy Associates Limited
Destination Bristol
Downend & Bromley Heath Parish Council
Dunkley's Chartered Accountants
Etex Building Performance
Evans and Partners
First Bus
Gardiner Haskins 
Grand Pier
Grant Thornton UK LLP
Hargreaves Lansdown
House of Fraser
Immediate Media Co
Jeremy Gumbley
John James Bristol Foundation
Osborne Clarke
Puxton Park
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Showcase Cinema de Lux, Cabot Circus, Bristol
The Galleries Shopping Centre
The Mall at Cribbs Causeway
The Yogscast
Thornbury Chamber of Commerce
UWE Bristol
Wapping Wharf
We The Curious
Willow Brook Centre
Womble Bond Dickinson 
Yankee Candle
YTL Developments 

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