December 20 2013 Latest news:
Friday, August 30, 2013
Hundreds of people have been going bananas over our GoGoGorillas! playing cards celebrating Norwich’s troop of apes – and to cope with the incredible demand a further 1,000 decks are going on sale this morning.
One thousand packs of cards have already been snapped up, and the new batch will be available from 9am today at the EDP and Evening News Norwich office, in Rouen Road, as well as our participating district offices.
People who have collected six of our GoGoGorillas! tokens can purchase a deck of cards – which features all 54 of the artistic apes – for £3.50 and they are also available to buy without tokens for the full price of £7.
Meanwhile, with this weekend being the last full weekend of the GoGoGorillas! art trail, people are being encouraged to have fun visiting the celebrity apes dotted around the city this Saturday and Sunday.
The weekend weather looks good for GoGoGorillas! trailblazers, with UEA-based Weatherquest predicting both days to be dry with sunny spells and temperatures between 17 and 19 degrees Celsius.
Martin Green, project manager for GoGoGorillas! which is raising funds for Break and the Born Free Foundation, said: “The gorillas are being taken off the streets on Sunday, September 8, so this weekend is the final full weekend to enjoy them.
“If you are yet to do the trail, make sure you don’t miss out. If have seen the gorillas before, this weekend is a chance to look at the amazing artwork again and perhaps see things you didn’t see the first time.”
GoGoGorillas! playing cards go on sale at 9am today at the EDP and Evening News’ offices in Norwich, Diss, Beccles, Cromer, Great Yarmouth, Dereham, Fakenham and Lowestoft. The cards are available on a first come first served basis.
The GoGoGorillas! trail of adult ape sculptures runs until September 7. There is also a trail through the city of baby gorillas created by Norfolk schoolchildren. The adult gorillas will be auctioned at a special event at The Forum in Norwich on October 3. For more on GoGoGorillas! and to book tickets for the auction visit www.gogogorillas.co.uk