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Wolves on the prowl for highly anticipated art trail in Bury St Edmunds

The mosaic wolf by Rojo Art ANL-150716-120755001
The mosaic wolf by Rojo Art ANL-150716-120755001

Wolves are on the prowl around Bury St Edmunds as sculptures for a highly anticipated art trail have begun popping up around the town centre.

Twenty six wolves created by local artists from a variety of materials including topiary, willow, metal, fabric and recyclables form part of the trail which officially launches on Monday.

March Hare Collective's crochet wolf ANL-150716-120930001
March Hare Collective's crochet wolf ANL-150716-120930001

The initiative has been organised by town centre improvement organisation Ourburystedmunds working with partners who make up the ‘Town Team’ group.

It has been inspired by similar art trails across the UK and the wolf was chosen because of its connection to the legend of St Edmund.

Mark Cordell, chief executive of Ourburystedmunds, said: “The artists have worked incredibly hard to make this trail a reality in a relatively short period of time.

“Our launch event last week gave those attending the only chance to see a number of the artworks together in one place and many commented how stunning they are.”

The trail suffered a setback at the weekend when an attempt was made to steal one of the wolves from Angel Hill.

Mr Cordell added: “Fortunately it was unsuccessful and as a result we have been able to step up our security measures, helped by local CCTV operators and the police.”

An online competition is running to find 10 of the wolves with a chance to win £100 in shopping vouchers.

For the more ambitious, there are other prizes available for those who track down all 26 wolves.

Entry forms are available from Tourist Information Points in the town and from www.ourburystedmunds.com/wolftrail

The trail will run until St Edmund’s Day on November 20.


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