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First Bristol Shaun In The City Sculptures Revealed!

With the London Shaun in the City trail coming to a close at the end of May, it's time to reveal some new giant Shauns which will feature on the Bristol trail, arriving in the city on 6th July!

Five all-new sculptures were unveiled down by the waterfront at Bristol Docks this morning, giving Aardman fans a little peek of the Bristol event which will see 70 Shauns pop up at famous landmarks, parks and high streets, including Brandon Hill, Ashton Court and Gloucester Road.

The new Shauns include (from left to right) 'Jarsberry Ram' by Simon Tozer, which will sit outside The Pump House on Merchants Road and 'Bristol Beauty' by graphic designer Cassie Debry, which will be located at Canford Lane in the leafy suburb of Westbury-on-Trym. Cassie's design celebrates the diverse character of the city, as she explains: "When I designed my Shaun I had only recently moved to Bristol. I was, and still am, amazed at how many different places there are to explore here. Each one has its own personality and own contribution to the city, and I wanted to create a design that brought together all the little parts of Bristol that make it such a great whole."

'Isambaaard', by Tim Miness, meanwhile, plays tribute to famous engineer Brunel and will take pride of place outside one of Brunel's most famous landmarks, Clifton Suspension Bridge. 'Primrose' by Henning Lohlein will be located at St Werburgh's City Farm, while 'Alright Me Babber?' by artist Susan Taylor, will greet people passing through Temple Meads Station. Like two of the other first designs featured in this 'first reveal', Susan's Shaun has a strong Bristol theme and is decorated with a montage of the city's sights and distinctively Bristolian phrases.

Find out everything you need to know about the trail on the Shaun in the City website, where you can also download an official map and the fantastic Shaun spotter app, featuring special trails to follow and fun challenges to take part in.