Meet Mittens – Shaun in the City

Simon's Cat Mittens Shaun in the City

There’s only two more weeks left to catch Mittens, the special Shaun the Sheep designed by Simon of Simon’s Cat!

Simon was invited to take part in Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation baa-rilliant charity event, Shaun in the City. The charity has brought 120 giant Shaun the Sheep sculptures, created by artists, designers and celebrities, to green spaces and iconic locations across London and Bristol for the public to enjoy! The sculptures will go to auction later in the year to raise funds for Wallace & Gromit’s Wallace Children’s Charity and The Grand Appeal, Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity, helping sick children in hospitals across the UK.

The event kicked off on Tuesday 24th March when central London experienced some woolly bad traffic as a series of giant Shaun the Sheep sculptures arrived in the capital … on a tractor! City of London commuters reacted with surprise and baa-musement as the famous Routemaster buses were overshadowed by these colourful sheep, pulled along in a trailer by a two-tonne tractor. Locals and tourists alike flocked to take pictures of the woolly convoy as it navigated across and through Tower Bridge, London Bridge, and the City of London, before coming to rest at More London to give Londoners a preview of the ewe-nique designs. A second flock of Shauns occupied a special sheep pen on the banks of the Thames where Nick Park, creator of Shaun the Sheep and Wallace & Gromit, spoke to the media.

If you would like to get sheep-spotting in London yourself, ewe’ll need the handy trail map!

An online version of the map can be downloaded from Shaun in the City’s shiny new website, or picked up from the Tower of London Welcome Centre, British Film Institute, Paddington Station, City of London Information Centre, Ripley’s Believe It or Not – and our very own Covent Garden Barrow!

Alternatively, download the official Shaun in the City: Sheep Spotter app to your Apple or Android device to tick off all the sculptures, collect trophies, see exciting stats from other app users, and complete special trails.

All proceeds from every app purchase benefits Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity and Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, supporting sick children across the UK.

Have you seen Mittens? We would love to see your photos! Please post them on your social media channels tagging both Simon’s Cat and Shaun in the City!

Simon’s Cat:
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Shaun in the City:
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