The fine city of Norwich has been beset by dragons!
|A rare mirror-scaled dragon patiently waiting to use a phone box in Tombland, Norwich|
Now, before you go blaming me or Witchface for "accidently" leaving a Cusp interface open allowing the dragons to make their way here, this was nothing to do with us.
Not this time, anyway.
Shhh!Heh heh. Just ignore the SubCs. I'm sure I don't know what they're on about!
Anyway. Back to me. Or rather the dragons, as I'm sure that's what you really want to see.
These dragons - GoGoDragons - have been brought to the city of Norwich by the Norfolk charity, Break (Break support vulnerable children, young people and families across East Anglia). The 84 large dragons are an interactive sculpture trail that wends its way through the city. Each one has been decorated by an artist (or organisation) with a particular theme, and they'll all be auctioned off on the 1st of October, with the proceeds going towards Break's funding.
So, without further ado, may I present just some of the GoGoDragons I've seen on my walk into work (in order of appearance):
|This is Draco, GoGoDragon number 29 on the Fye Bridge. The artist is Illona Clarke, and its sponsored by Chilled Driving School|
|GoGoDragon 41 is named Cavell and can be found in Tombland. Its artist is Samuel Thomas, and its sponsored by Almary Green & Aspiration Europe|
|GoGoMosaic is also in Tombland, and is GoGoDragon 42. Carolyn Ash is the artist who created this mirrored mosaic, and its sponsored by Leathes Prior Solicitors|
|Ascalon is GoGoDragon 4 and stands proudly outside the Guildhall, from which the artist Kate Munro - Equal Lives Youth Forum - were clearly inspired. This dragon is sponsored by the Alan Boswell Group|
|Dragonfly is just one of the GoGoDragons that can be found in the Forum on Millenium Plain. In keeping with its name, GoGoDragon 82 has dragonfly wings and compound eyes. Dragonfly was created by Ross White and sponsored by Shred Station Ltd|
|GoGoDragon 84 is called Luda and is also located within the Forum. It was painted by Kieron Williamson and sponsored by Arnolds Keys|
|GoGo King Tut is dragon 80 and can be found on Millenium Plain. Artist Helen L Smith painted this GoGoDragon and its sponsored by Friends of Iceni|
|GoGoDragon 68 is named Morgan and is situated at the bottom of Hay Hill. It was designed by Sophie Green and sponsored by the Norwich Organ Donation Committee|
|Scorcher is the final GoGoDragon I see before I get to work (just around the corner). Numbered 49, and created by Hannah Nelson, Scorcher stands outside Clapham & Collinge Solicitors, the firm that sponsored it.|
You can find out more about the GoGoDragons, their artists and sponsors, and the charity (and even donate) by clicking the links. There's also a handy trail map.
Previous years have seen the streets of Norwich swarming with Elephants and Gorillas!