The Bristol Shaun In The City Roundup #3: The Final F-Ewe

Call off the shepherds, the sheep have been found.

Yes, the Bristol Shaun in the City trail has come to an end and I am extremely late in posting this but I couldn’t resist finishing up and posting the final f-ewe hehe.

First up is the Brunel trail… backwards 🙂

Brunel Trail

Bloomin’ Gorge-ous by Professor Alice Roberts, located at Christchurch Green
Bloomin' Gorge-ous

The Shear Speed Helter Skelter by Gav Strange, located at The Mall Gardens
The Shear Speed Helter Skelter

And now we’re on route to my favourite places in Bristol – trust me it’s in the background (although you can’t actually see it as I’ve managed to crop it out hehe) whilst we admire…

Wish Ewe Were Here by Josh & Aimee Williams, located at Avon Gorge Hotel
Wish Ewe Were Here by Josh & Aimee Williams

Now that’s more like it – the Clifton Suspension Bridge in the background and a Shaun up front and personal…

Baa-lloon by Jenny Urquhart, located at Sion Hill
Baa-lloon by Jenny Urquhart

A Sheep’s Eye View by Paul Bowles, located at Clifton Observatory
A Sheep's Eye View by Paul Bowles

And then we went across the bridge… the one and only Clifton Suspension Bridge – I mean how can you not take a photo of the view – especially when it was so nice. Shame about the maintenance work though!

Clifton Suspension Bridge

On the other side of the bridge we meet…

Isambaaard by Tim Miness, located at Clifton Suspension Bridge
Isambaaard by Tim Miness

Flora by Brittany Molineux, located at Ashton Court Estate (by Golf and Cycle Hub)
Flora by Brittany Molineux

And now for one I’ve shown you before, also at the Ashton Court Estate. This was taken during the Bristol Balloon Fiesta.

Buttercup by Vivl Cuevas, located at Ashton Court Estate

Buttercup by Vivl Cuevas

Going off the Trail

A week or so later I was back on the trail to sweep some of the missed Shauns from across the centre, starting with…

Lamb Chop by Duncan Craig, located Outside Bristol Bus Station
Lamb Chop by Duncan Craig

Maisy and Friends by Lucy Cousins, located Outside Bristol Children’s Hospital
Maisy and Friends by Lucy Cousins

Now for the first of two really local ones…

Melonie by Phil West, located at Fountain Square, Staple Hill
Melonie by Phil West

And look out for the TARDIS when we visit…

Buddleia by Sarah-Jane Grace, located at the Warmley Waiting Room
Buddleia by Sarah-Jane Grace

Southbank Trail

Those central and local sheep all wrapped up it was time for a new day of Shaun hunting and this trail took us through Bedminster and up to the home of Bristol City football club – Ashton Gate Stadium. So without further ado lets begin with…

Championsheep by Timmy Wilmott, located at Ashton Gate Stadium
Championsheep by Timmy Wilmott

Posy by Gabrielle Ruffle, located at Riverside Garden Centre
Championsheep by Timmy Wilmott

Jasmine by Liz Clayton, located at 291 North Street
Jasmine by Liz Clayton

A brief panic where the thought occurred “is the swimming pool closed on a Sunday.” Fortunately, yes is the answer and it was time to get out violins out for…

Shear-lock Holmes by Laura Cramer, located at Bristol South Swimming Pool, Dean Lane
Shear-lock Holmes by Laura Cramer

And finally…

Shaunnus Romanus by Ian Marlow, located at Victoria Park, Somerset Terrace entrance
Shaunnus Romanus by Ian Marlow

Farmyard Flock

Moving on our attention must turn to the farmyard flock – 1 hour 20 minutes to find just 3 sheep … unless you discover the little shortcut, well little is an understatement (it cuts out a large loop!)

Sparkles the Unicorn by Emily Golden, located at Horfield Common
Sparkles the Unicorn by Emily Golden

Fans of bake off will love this one designed by the artist who draws all of the pictures showing the bakers bakes in the bake off. So it’s only natural Tom designed…

Star Bake by Tom Hovey, located at Boston Tea Party
Star Bake by Tom Hovey

Primrose by Henning Lohlein, located St Werburghs City Farm
Primrose by Henning Lohlein

The Final F-Ewe

And so we’re almost at the end of the trail – a final push to find the final f-ewe, numbers 69 and 70. With lots and lots of stamps Number 69 was…

Frank designed by Royal Mail, located at Broadwalk Shopping Centre
Frank designed by Royal Mail

And now *drum roll please* for number 70…

Two Hoots by Maria Burns, located at Snuff Mills Park, River View
Frank designed by Royal Mail

So that’s it (all be it rather belated) all 70 of the Bristol Shaun in the City sheep, across all the trails (and a few that aren’t exactly on trails). Not to mention the bonus Shaun’s in the mall designed by local schools.

If you’ve missed any of this series or want a recap you can check out my previous posts – part 1 and part 2. Together with this post they form a complete list of the Shaun’s involved in the Bristol Shaun in the City trail!

The Bristol Shaun In The City Sheep Roundup #2

The Shaun in the City Bristol trail is now in full swing and the sheeps are looking Baa-rilliant (hehe).

Welcome to my second sheep spotting round up – this is going to be a little shorter than my last one, as this only covers one week (*ahem* one day *ahem*) of rounding up these beauties – so is a little more manageable 🙂

This week I picked up the remaining straddlers on the harbourside trail and completed two of the harder trails – the Heritage and Downs trails.

So lets get down to it and round up those sheep…

Completing the Harbourside Trail

Life Aquatic by Martin Kiszko & Nick Park, located at Bristol Aquarium
Life Aquatic by Martin Kiszko & Nick Park

A little pitstop… huh? Well, at the moment very near Life Aquatic is the Bristol Whale project – an art installation made up of plastic bottles – it’s too good to let pass without a photo 🙂

Bristol Whale Art Installation

Okay, focus Jesse, focus…

Onto one of my favourite Shauns…

Dolly by Julie Vernon, located at Anchor Road (outside Hargreaves Lansdown)
Dolly by Julie Vernon

I mean look at that detail!

Dolly by Julie Vernon

Well, that’s it for the Harbourside Trail – so lets move onto something a little more taxing – the Heritage Trail. To start this trail we have to walk back on ourselves a bit towards the Bristol Hippodrome.

Heritage Trail

Baa-wulf by Peter Lord, located at the Bristol Hippodrome
Baa-wulf by Peter Lord

Another little diversion before the next Shaun, I mean a building such as Bristol Cathedral can’t be passed without showing you what it looks like… before it started to rain!!!

Bristol Catherderal

This of course was on our way to bow down to…

King Arthur of Lambelot & Excalibaaar by Huncan Daskell, located at College Green
King Arthur of Lambelot & Excalibaaar by Huncan Daskell

Wow, another diversion but come on, shame about the clouds but the view from *erm* nearby Cabot Tower can’t be turned down.

Cabot Tower View

Back on ground level we come across…

From Dusk ’til Shaun by Sneaky Raccoon, located at Brandon Hill Nature Park
From Dusk 'til Shaun by Sneaky Raccoon

Up the brutal hill known as park street we must now go – heading to Bristol museum, where we’ll find two Shauns, the first of which is all lit up like…

Arabian Lights by Nigel Leach, located at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Arabian Lights by Nigel Leach

Baaack to the Drawing Board by Nick Park, located at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Baaack to the Drawing Board by Nick Park

And then there were dinosaurs, I mean come on – I HAD TO LOOK, I haven’t been here in ages! 🙂

Dinosaur

Soooo… after 3 visits back and forth into the museum because 1) I didn’t realise there was two Shaun’s there and 2) I forgot to check one of them off on the app I got moving onwards and upwards towards…

Thunderbirds Are Go by Thunderbirds, located at Bristol Grammar School
Thunderbirds Are Go by Thunderbirds

Rex by Beth Waters, located at the Royal West of England Academy
Rex by Beth Waters

Flock ‘n Roll by Carys-ink, located at the Victoria Rooms
Flock 'n Roll by Carys-ink

And with that we come to the end of the Heritage trail. But the day was still *kind of* young and I wanted more – I headed up another hill of death otherwise known as Whiteladies Road, past BBC Bristol until I came to the start of the Downs trail.

The Downs Trail

This trail takes you onto the Downs (surprise!) and into Westbury-on-Trym – there’s quite a lot more walking involved than on the other trails (and a steep hill or two) and far less interesting landmarks along the way but none the less – here we go, starting with…

Tutti Frutti by Laura Fearn, located at 167 Whiteladies Road

Tutti Frutti by Laura Fearn

Ram-ble by Bett Norris, located on The Downs
Ram-ble by Bett Norris

Shaun of the Jungle by Martyna Zoltaszek, located at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden
Shaun of the Jungle by Martyna Zoltaszek

Bumble by Marie Simpson, located at The Downs
Bumble by Marie Simpson

Bristol Beauty by Cassie Derby, located at 25 Canford Lane
Bristol Beauty by Cassie Derby

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, located at 156 Henleaze Road
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

Groovy Baby by Emily Ketteringham, located at 110 Coldharbour Road

Groovy Baby by Emily Ketteringham

Groovy Baby brings us to the end of the Downs Trail and funnily enough to the end of this post bringing the total sheep found to 48 of 70.

If you want to catch the first 31 Shauns in my sheep round up check out the roundup part 1. And don’t forget this art trail is raising funds for the Wallace and Gromit Grand Appeal, the charity which supports sick babies and children from Bristol, across the region and further afield.

You can find out more about Shaun in the City on their website.

The Bristol Shaun In The City Sheep Roundup #1

It’s officially started, the Bristol leg of the Shaun in the City art trail.

On the 6th July the remaining 70 large painted Shauns appeared all over Bristol (the first 50 appearing in London earlier in the year). Spread across the city in a range of themed trails which makes fab and affordable days out for youngsters as well as kids at heart.

With this in mind this is The Bristol Shaun In The City Sheep Roundup #1: Temple Trail, Harbourside Trail and a few extra Shaun’s thrown in for good measure. A few did get missed off the Harbourside trail but I’ll pick these up later.

Before we get on, this series of posts is going to be very photo heavy with not a lot of words! With that little disclaimer out of the way here we go…

Ready? Sheep Spotting app installed and map in pocket Lets kick off with the Temple Trail which starts from, anyone? Temple Meads Train Station. 🙂

Temple Trail

Alright Me Babber, created by Susan Taylor, located at Temple Meads Station Approach:
Alright Me Babber

The Bristol Express, created by Tim Sutcliffe, located at Temple Meads Station Approach:

The Bristol Express

Great West Shaun, created by Tim Sutcliffe, located at Temple Quay, Temple Back East
Great West Shaun

Rosie, created by Jaqueline Anne Harper, located at Valentines Bridge, Temple Quay:Rosie

Bingo, created by Orla Joan Handley, located at DAS House, Quay Side:
Bingo

Sheepish, created by Wayne Hemingway, located at Temple Church Gardens:
Sheepish

Willow, created by Rhiannon Southwell, located at St Mary Redcliffe ChurchWillow

Oh and if you’re wondering what the church looks like (it’s pretty impressive in real life) here you go…

St Mary Redcliffe

And now keeping an eye on things making sure us sheep spotters don’t get carried away please be upstanding for…
Justice Lamb, created by Mike Ogden, located at Queen Square

Justice Lamb

King of the Carnival, created by Lou Boyce, located at Queen Square

King of the Carnival

And that concludes the Temple Trail 🙂

Bonus Shauns

These Shauns are part of other trails but I came across them on route to find lunch so nabbed them on route! Starting with…

Bagpuss Shaun, created by Peter Firmin, located at Cabot Circus

Bagpuss Shaun

TV didn’t always use to be available all day and it appears this Shaun is having a nap…

Please Stand By, created by Timmy Willmott, located at The Broadmead Podium
Please Stand By

Shaun on the Cob, created by Katie Wallis, located at 78 Broadmead
Shaun on the Cob

Cecila, created by Laura Ashley, located at The Galleries
Cecilia

Knitwit, created by Adrian Barclay, located at Castle Park (aka grazing outside of Bristol Pride)
Knitwit

Lily, created by Laura Cramer, located at Lower Castle Street
Lily

Woolly Wonderland, created by Vicky Harrison, located at St Nicholas Market
Woolly Wonderland

And the last of the bonus Shauns (for now anyway)…

Honey, created by Amy Timms, located at St Stephens Church
Honey

On route to the …

Harbourside Trail

This is probably one of my most walked routes around Bristol, I walk a small part of it every day before work and this trail follows the entire beautiful trail around Bristol Harbourside, which includes the SS Great Britain and Aardman Animations. Ready? Good – on we go 🙂

Beach Boy, created by Mike Ogden, located at Cascade Steps

Beach Boy

Green Poems for a Blue Planet, created by Martin Kiszko & Nick Park, located at Bristol 2015 Lab
Green Poems For A Blue Planet

Air Fleece, created by Jacqueline Anne Harper, located at Canon’s Marsh Ampitheatre (or near it anyway!)
Air Fleece

On the Waterfront, created by Abigail McDougall, located at Hotwells Road
On The Waterfront

And onto the Pump House (previously the Pump Room) who have a similar design to the last time round, introducing…

Jarsberry Ram, created by Simon Tozer, located at The Pump House

Jarsberry Ram

Sgt. Shephard, created by Shaun in the City Team, located at Baltic Wharf
Sgt. Shepherd

And now onto the building which houses one of my favourite ever companies (and always sends a slight thrill down my spine when I go past it on Gas Ferry Road) – the home of Wallace and Gromit, Morph, Shaun the Sheep, Chicken Run – it can only be Aardman Animations where we find…

Lotus, created by Richard Starzak, located at Aardman Animations
Lotus

The Pirate Captain, created by Mike Ogden, located by M Shed
The Pirate Captain

Looks like he might have his eye on the Matthew…

The Matthew

A slight diversion from the trail to locate…

Bahhbersheep, created by Gav Strange, located at Wapping Wharf
Bahhbersheep

And back on track we now find…

Shaun Bean, created by Nigel Leach, located at Narrow Quay
Shaun Bean

I did miss the last two Shaun’s off of this trail as the light was starting to go but I’ll get them soon, but to finish off this trail I have to showcase this…

The Energy Tree

It’s called The Energy Tree and is located outside of @Bristol. Its leaves are made out of solar panels and can be used to charge phones and mobile devices using the electricity the tree generates. Oh and it’s also a WIFI hotspot! It was designed by artist, John Packer and Demand Energy Equality and was built by John with the help of recovering addicts from the Bristol Drugs Project.

Cribbs Causeway

Last weekend as the Harbour Festival was on in the centre I decided to venture further afield for a spot of sheep spotting – these sheep are from the Cribbs Causeway area.

Bee-Dazzled, created by Sunny Warrington, located at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway
Beedazzled

Shrek Shaun, created by DreamWorks, located at The Shaun in the City Shop

Shrek Shaun

Whilst at the shop you can’t not take a look at the Shaun’s painted by local schools, they might be smaller in scale but they could easily qualify for a place on the trail. Let’s take a look down at the farm…

Down On The Farm

Oh. My. Gosh. Isn’t Sea Diving Shaun adorable! LOVE IT! 🙂
Down On The Farm

Down On The Farm

Down On The Farm

Okay, back to trail Shauns and we move onto my favourite one so far, doesn’t he look scrummy…

Fab-ewe-lous, created by Carys-ink, located at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway
Fab-ewe-lous

Starstruck, created by Richard Williams, located at Bristol Parkway Station
Starstruck

So that’s my first Shaun in the City wrap up post – we’re now about two weeks into the trail and so far I’ve found 31 of the 70 scattered around Bristol.

The Bristol trail continues until the end of August, after which there will be an exhibition with all 120 Shauns from both the Bristol and London trails on the 12th-20th September in Cribbs Causeway. A week later on the 24th-27th September all 120 Shauns will be in a London exhibition in the Covent Garden Piazza.

Then all 120 Shauns will be auctioned off to raise funds for the Wallace and Gromit Grand Appeal (the Bristol Children’s Hospital charity) which supports sick babies and children in Bristol, across the south west region and further afield.

For further information please visit the official Shaun in the City website and don’t forget to check back here for the next Shaun In The City Sheep Roundup.