She and Home: Gromit Unleashed

Gromit Unleashed

I know we bang on about Bristol and Gromit quite a lot. Hands up, we’re guilty. But, hey, we cant help it if our city is aces. This summer it managed to outdo itself in its impressiveness with the Gromit trail! You can catch up with our various canine shenanigans here but for now let’s focus on today. For today is a big day, a momentous day, for our fair city. Today is the day that we auction off and say a final farewell to our beloved Gromits.

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Last week I was one of the lucky folk who braved the queues and went to see all 81 (they added an extra one for the exhibition!) under one woof. It was a glorious sight and well worth the 2 hour wait. Continue reading She and Home: Gromit Unleashed

She and Home: Gromit Unleashed

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80 Gromits, 10 weeks, 1 city. Cracking good job, Gromit! Led by Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal and Aardman Animations, Gromit Unleashed is a public art exhibition in which giant sculptures of the very loveable Gromit, decorated by invited artists, have been unleashed on the streets of Bristol and we have taken it upon ourselves to find every single smashing one! For those of you not lucky enough to live near Bristol, the original Gromit, pictured below with legend Nick Park, lives at London Paddington Station.


After we wave goodbye to the Gromits on the 8th September (so hurry if you want to see them!) the sculptures will be auctioned to raise funds for Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity, follow them on Twitter @thegrandappeal. The Grand Appeal is SUCH an amazing charity raising money for over 100,00 sick babies and children every year, we hope they raise a humongous amount of money at the auction. The auction will take place on 3rd October 2013 at the Gromit Unleashed Pavilion at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway in Bristol.

Until then, here are a few of our favourite Gromits from the trail. Enjoy!

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gromit station

gromit 3

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All 80 Gromits will soon be together in one giant kennel to form an exhibition called ‘The Greatest Dog Show on Earth’ at the Royal West of England Academy in Clifton, Bristol. Check out their website for more details.

Which one is your favourite?

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