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All aboard as one of Norwich’s GoGoDragons! takes the train to London

PUBLISHED: 11:40 01 June 2015 | UPDATED: 11:43 01 June 2015

GoGoDragon Twilight ready to board the train to London Liverpool Street to promote the GoGoDragons! outdoor art trail in Norwich. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

GoGoDragon Twilight ready to board the train to London Liverpool Street to promote the GoGoDragons! outdoor art trail in Norwich. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Copyright: Archant 2015

It was all aboard for Norwich Twilight the GoGoDragon! as the mythological creature swapped flying for the railway and took the train to London.

GoGoDragon Twilight boards the train to London Liverpool Street to promote the GoGoDragons! outdoor art trail in Norwich, with help from Break's Martin Green. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYGoGoDragon Twilight boards the train to London Liverpool Street to promote the GoGoDragons! outdoor art trail in Norwich, with help from Break's Martin Green. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The rather unusual passenger boarded the 9.30am Norwich to London service today and is one of the GoGoDragons! clan who later this month will form a charity art trail through Norwich.

There will be 84 dragon sculptures on the streets of Norwich during the outdoor art event, and for the next two weeks Norwich Twilight will be on display at London Liverpool Street to promote the trail and greet commuters, visitors and tourists.

Norwich Twilight, who has been designed by artist Phil Daniels and sponsored by Norwich Business Improvement District (BID), depicts scenes of Norwich, and after his London adventure he will take his place on the Norwich trail which starts on June 21.

The event, which has been organised by children’s charity Break and Wild in Art, will run throughout the summer until September 5, and GoGoDragons! project manager Martin Green said he had been overwhelmed by the amazing dragons that have been created by artists.

GoGoDragon Twilight on the train to London Liverpool Street to promote the GoGoDragons! outdoor art trail in Norwich. From left, Jonathan Denby, Abellio Greater Anglia; Martin Green, Break; and Stefan Gurney, Norwich BID. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYGoGoDragon Twilight on the train to London Liverpool Street to promote the GoGoDragons! outdoor art trail in Norwich. From left, Jonathan Denby, Abellio Greater Anglia; Martin Green, Break; and Stefan Gurney, Norwich BID. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Stefan Gurney, executive director of Norwich BID which is GoGoDragons! presenting partner, said: “Summer 2015 in Norwich is all about dragons ruling the city and creating a stir of interest through impressive and impactful art work.

“GoGoDragons! adds to the growing vitality of Norwich and Norwich Twilight will be our ambassador in London in the run up to the event.”

Jonathan Denby, head of corporate affairs for Abellio Greater Anglia, said: “We’re delighted to be able to take Norwich Twilight to London Liverpool Street on one of our trains to help promote the GoGoDragons! outdoor art trail. Norwich station will be the location for the dragon we have sponsored, Bittern and Wherry, and a good place to start the trail, which will be helping to raise money for Break charity.”

Bittern and Wherry has also been created by artist Phil Daniels, and the dragon has been named after the Bittern Line to Cromer and Sheringham, the Wherry Lines to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft and the community rail partnerships that help to promote them.

For more about GoGoDragons! visit www.gogodragons.co.uk and follow @GoGoDragons on Twitter.

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