Wednesday, 8 December 2010
I visited Skipton again recently and found it overrun by sheep. 'Flock to Skipton' is an art trail of 26 decorated Dales sheep, scattered throughout the town, with the aim of attracting visitors and celebrating this Dales town's long association with the woolly wonders. The sheep sculptures have been painted by local artists, schools and community groups. As you can see, there are some colourful and interesting designs, linking in to Skipton's heritage and landmarks in unique ways.
There has been a rash of such projects in various towns - I think it all started with 'Superlambananas' in Liverpool in 2008. It's a fun way of injecting some extra colour and interest into the town. I wonder if we'd do this in Saltaire? There is a story that the lions outside the Victoria Hall roam the village at night! - so perhaps we could have lions. The Skipton flock is in town until 19 December. I suppose then they'll be put out to grass!