Go Penguins! Streets of Liverpool to become a winter wonderland

The team that took to the streets of Liverpool with "Go Superlambananas!" are at it again this winter, with another public art extravaganza.

"Go Penguins!" will see the city's streets and squares transformed into a winter wonderland, with over 100 penguin sculptures unveiled across the city as part of the project.

From mid-November, colonies of penguins will be on display in a special "Winters Trail" across the city centre, with 3ft and 5ft sculptures of the Antarctic birds.
Like the Superlambanana project, each of the Penguins will be totally unique, and schools, colleges and businesses have been invited to submit their designs.

The project is being run by Wild in Art. Sally Ann Wilkinson, their director said; "We are delighted to be staging another huge public art programme in Liverpool and to work in a city where people are passionate about a range of issues including art, education and environment.

"We hope that artists, schools, communities and businesses alike will join us to stage a festive extravaganza that puts creativity at the heart of Liverpool over the festive period."

Leader of Liverpool City Council, Councillor Warren Bradley, said: "The Superlambananas were the icons of Capital of Culture and we hope Go Penguins will similarly capture the hearts and imaginations of everyone across the region this Christmas.

"Last year showed how cultural events can make a huge impact on the tourism economy. I'm excited about the plans for the penguins - everyone is pulling together to create a magical Christmas that will further cement Liverpool's creative reputation and appeal to visitors.''

Schools, artists and communities/sponsors who want to take part in the project should email info@gopenguins.co.uk.