Liverpool businesses to back Go Penguin scheme
LIVERPOOL businesses and communities are being urged to get behind a project to populate the city with penguins.
Organisers of Go Penguins hope schools, artists and communities will get involved in the major Christmas event.
They are inviting schools to adopt a 3ft penguin – for £450 – which can be designed in any way they like and will then go on display in a city centre indoor venue.
The school will get to keep its personalised penguin once the trail has finished.
Artists are also being asked to come up with designs for a group of 5ft penguins, with sponsors picking the designs they want to represent themselves or their organisation.
Businesses can become Penguin Patrons by sponsoring their own work of art for £3,000.
Sally Ann Wilkinson, director of Wild in Art which was also behind the hugely-popular Go Superlambananas initiative in Capital of Culture year, said: “We’ve already got 50 schools signed up.
“We’re hoping to bring creativity into the heart of Liverpool in the festive period.”
Go Penguins will form part of A Winter’s Trail which runs from November to January and will see a series of special penguin-themed events take place across Liverpool with the support of cultural organisations.
Phil Redmond yesterday revealed he will write a weekly tale for the ECHO involving Patrick the rockhopper penguin’s exploits.
He said: “The models look absolutely fantastic.”Schools, artists and communities/ sponsors who want to take part should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, go to www.gopenguins.co.uk