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Lions of Windsor & Maidenhead Sculpture Trail

Type:Exhibition

Lions of Windsor Shop, 47 Windsor Yards, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1TH

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Lions of Windsor & Maidenhead Sculpture Trail

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On 10 August 2019 a giant pride of lions, transformed by some of the world’s leading contemporary artists and designers, will be unveiled across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria and raise funds for charity.

The life-size fibreglass lions have been transformed by leading artists and designers who have flown in from locations around the world including Hong Kong, Paris, New York and Thailand to decorate their lions in a wide range of styles, from fine art to mosaics, street art and illustrations to colourful abstract designs. School children from across the Royal Borough have also been busy painting beautiful lion cubs that will join the sculpture trail.

The high-profile designers include iconic fashion designer Dame Zandra Rhodes; celebrated print designer Kaffe Fassett MBE; the descendants of French impressionist Camille Pissarro, Lélia and Lyora Pissarro; sculptor Andrew Logan; Alexander McQueen designer Anna Kompaniets; ex Head of Studio Lacroix, Craig Wheatley; Thai jeweller and member of the Thai Royal Family, M.L Rojanatorn Na Songkhla; Burberry and Harrods designer Lisa Stickley; Liberty designer Sally Kelly and contemporary urban artist Mister Mistry.

Lion trail maps will lead thousands of residents and visitors on a journey of discovery across Windsor, Eton, Ascot and Maidenhead, making it an ideal way of exploring the region.  Maps cost £1 and are available from the Royal Borough's information centres.

The three-month public art event starts on 10 August, which has been declared World Lion Day by lion conservation charities to highlight the declining numbers of lions in the wild.

After three months delighting fans of all ages, the trail will close on 27 October and the lions will return to the Lion's Den for artists to groom their lions into tip-top condition for the “roar goodbye” festival and charity auction.

The “Lions Roar Goodbye” auction preview festival in Windsor Yards on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November will allow lion fans, residents and visitors to say farewell to the decorated lion and cub sculptures and choose which lions they may like to bid for at the charity auction.

The pride will be auctioned at the Runnymede Hotel on 21 November, from 19:00 to 23:00, and 100% of event profits will be donated to local and wildlife charities including the Thames Hospice, Look Good Feel Better, The Lions Club of Windsor and wildlife charity TUSK.

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Opening Times

Sculpture Trail (10 Aug 2019 - 27 Oct 2019)

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