Two more of Norwich’s GoGoHares step into the limelight
PUBLISHED: 15:35 08 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:35 08 May 2018
Mark Ivan Benfield
Two new GoGoHares characters have stepped out into the limelight ahead of the charity art trail taking place across Norwich and Norfolk this summer.
Mr Harebean and Hare’y Spider are the newest GoGo stars to be revealed for the GoGoHares trails being brought to the city and county by children’s charity Break and Wild in Art.
Mr Harebean - the star of his own storybook - was unveiled at a special event at Jarrold in partnership with EDP Norfolk on April 25.
The colourful hare was designed by artist Sally Adams who also penned the children’s book Mr Harebean and his Suit which was released in November last year.
Jarrold is the sponsor of Mr Harebean and also the merchandise partner for GoGoHares.
Martin Green, GoGoHares project manager, said: “Mr Harebean is proving a very popular book character and I think children will love to come and see the real Mr Harebean in Jarrold of Norwich during the trail.”
Meanwhile Hare’y Spider, an eight-legged GoGoHare designed by artist Ross White, made his grand entrance at an event outside the Forum.
His sponsor Shred Station has chosen Break as its charity of the year and invited people to join in with a Mad Hatter’s tea party to celebrate his arrival on April 28.
Mr Harebean and Hare’y Spider are two of the 50 ‘ears up’ GoGoHares which will be decorating Norwich during GoGoHares city trail which will run from June 24 until September 8.
There will also be a second Norwich trail of more than 160 GoGoCreate leverets which have been painted by schools and community groups.
Meanwhile out in the wider county there will be 18 moongazer GoGoHares for people to find in places including Cromer, Fakenham, Harleston and Great Yarmouth.
All three trails are celebrating the 50th anniversary of children’s charity Break.
Mr Harebean and his Suit costs £4.99 and is available to buy at Jarrold. All proceeds from the book go to Break. People can follow Mr Harebean on Twitter at @MrHarebean
GoGo fans can also follow Hare’y Spider on Twitter at @hareyspider
For more about GoGoHares visit www.gogohares.co.uk and follow @GoGoHares2018 on Twitter.
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