Shaun the Sheep in the Heart of Kent

29 June 24  – 30 August 24
Heart of Kent Hospice

After the huge success of Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade in 2021, Heart of Kent Hospice are once again bringing a brand new Wild in Art event to Maidstone in 2024 – Shaun the Sheep in the Heart of Kent.

The new trail will will see up to 50 large individually decorated Shaun sculptures placed around the town’s open spaces.

There will also be little Shaun sculptures which will form the Learning Programme, designed to engage with schools and youth groups by encouraging them to join in this ewe-nique event.

As with the previous Elmer trail, there will be an exciting fundraising auction after the trail finishes with the individual Shaun sculptures auctioned off to raise vital funds for Heart of Kent Hospice.

This event is the latest in the collaboration between Wild in Art and award-winning studio Aardman Animations, after the successes of Shaun the Sheep on the Tyne, Shaun the Sheep by the Sea and Morph’s Epic Art Adventure London.

About Shaun the Sheep

Shaun the Sheep, Aardman’s family favourite TV series, is recognised the world over for its slapstick humour, distinctive look and strong, quirky characters and enjoyed across multiple media platforms.

First appearing in Nick Park’s 1995 Academy Award® winning Wallace & Gromit ‘A Close Shave’, Shaun then went on to star in his own series, created by Richard Starzak which launched on BBC One in 2007.

Shaun the Sheep is currently broadcast in 170 territories around the world and is an internationally celebrated icon with over 5.6 million fans on Facebook.

About Heart of Kent Hospice

Heart of Kent Hospice provides free, specialist care and support for adults living with a terminal illness and their loved ones, so they can have the best quality of life, for as long as they live.

Since the Hospice opened in 1991 they have cared for over 60,000 people – patients, their carers and families, offering not just clinical support but also emotional, spiritual and social care too.

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