Walking With The Snowman: Free Art Trail Comes To Fleet Street This Christmas

Walking With The Snowman: Free Art Trail Comes To Fleet Street This Christmas
A Snowman near Playhouse Yard, Blackfriars. Image Matt Brown
A Snowman near Playhouse Yard, Blackfriars. Image Matt Brown

12 decorated recreations of The Snowman will appear in central London this Christmas, for the capital's latest free sculpture trail.

The Walking with The Snowman art trail features a dozen 1.6m-tall, individually painted sculptures inspired by the 12 Days Of Christmas, designed by various artists. The models are a tribute to both the animated festive film, and the original picture book by Raymond Briggs.

The back of a The Snowman sculpture, with a painting of the Tower of  London and its ravens.
Jenny Leonard's design features London landmarks.

Birmingham based illustrator and designer Jessica Perrin is one of the artists involved. Her take on the Twelve Drummers involves a gingerbread-esque Snowman with a marching band made up of 12 tiny drumming mice. Manchester based artist Jenny Leonard tackled Four Calling Birds, with a cheeky modern play on words and a Snowman  featuring London's skyline and landmarks.

A snowman decorated with seven swans near Ludgate circus
Near Ludgate Circus. Image Matt Brown

Each figure is mounted on a recyclable plinth made from waste plastic, alongside a plaque about the artist and their inspiration for their designs.

A gingerbread-coloured The Snowman sculpture with 12 drummers in a circle on its back.
Jessica Perrin's gingerbread-inspired design.

Head to the Fleet Street Quarter to find the chilly chaps located in Chancery Lane, New Street Square, Ludgate Hill and Fleet Street. It's one of six festive trails taking place around the UK this Christmas by public art producer Wild in Art, which was also responsible for the Croydon Stands Tall giraffe trail.

The Walking with The Snowman art trail appears in the Fleet Street Quarter from 21 November 2023 until 5 January 2024, and is free to visit. Keep an eye on the Fleet Street Quarter website for further details.

Last Updated 24 November 2023

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