Hear more of the roaring good tales of Norwich’s GoGoDragons!

GoGoDragons Supplement. Cyril.Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

GoGoDragons Supplement. Cyril.Picture by SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

GoGoDragons! are brightening up Norwich this summer, and each one is an impressive work of art. In the second of a two-part series about the 84 characters in Break's charity art trail, arts correspondent EMMA KNIGHTS takes a look at the other 42 dragons and their stories.

GoGoDragons Supplement. Biggles. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

GoGoDragons Supplement. Biggles. Picture by SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

43. Biggles, in Cathedral Close, is designed to be his own Spitfire plane with the ranks of a non-commissioned officer and a commissioned officer on his sleeves.

(Artist Mik Richardson, Sponsor Almary Green)

44. Bittern and Wherry, in Norwich Railway Station, is inspired by the Bittern railway line between Norwich and Sheringham and the Wherry lines from Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

GoGoDragons Supplement. Fiesta.Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

GoGoDragons Supplement. Fiesta.Picture by SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

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(Artist Phil Daniels, Sponsor Abellio Greater Anglia)

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45.Falkor, in Riverside Entertainment, is a mythical dragon who aims to inspire dragon-hunters to delve into a land of fantasy.

(Artist Pat Kennewell, Sponsor Riverside Entertainment)

GoGoDragons! GoGo King Tut.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

GoGoDragons! GoGo King Tut.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

46. Duelling Dragons, in Riverside Entertainment, has been created from many items from a Norfolk reclamation yard, including a tower from the former Britannia Barracks in Norwich.

(Artist Norfolk Antique and Reclamation, Sponsor Riverside Entertainment)

GoGoDragons! Dragonfly.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

GoGoDragons! Dragonfly.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

47. Ashman, in Carrow Road, is named after Ron Ashman, the Norwich City captain – and later manager – who managed to get the then Third Division team to the FA Cup semi-finals in 1959. Ashman is wearing a replica kit from that time.

(Artist Phil Daniels, Sponsor Barclays)

48. Cassiopeia, at St Julian's Church, represents the ancient art of calligraphy and illuminated lettering, and features references to the story of Julian of Norwich.

GoGoDragons! Luda.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

GoGoDragons! Luda.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

(Artist Rosamund Orton and NNMA, Sponsor Gasway)

49. Scorcher!, in All Saints Green, is a creature that combines the mighty dragon and the fiery phoenix.

(Artist Hannah Nelson, Sponsor Clapham and Collinge)

GoGoDragons! Mr Wing.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

GoGoDragons! Mr Wing.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

50. Bajestic, outside John Lewis, celebrates Scouting and wears a Scouts uniform with 44 badges, including all the district badges for Norfolk.

(Artist Jessica Copping, Sponsor Norfolk Scouts)

GoGoDragons! Tuppence.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

GoGoDragons! Tuppence.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

51. Sapphire, inside John Lewis, is a textile masterpiece, decorated with fabric scales, knitted leg warmers, beading work, hundreds of buttons and gems, and a dragon heart.

(Artist John Lewis partners, Sponsor John Lewis)

52. George the Dragon, outside the EDP and Evening News office in Rouen Road, sees the characters of St George and the dragon become one. He was designed by EDP and Evening News competition winner John Checketts and artist Martin Wall, and he is the only dragon who can speak.

GoGoDragons Supplement. George.Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

GoGoDragons Supplement. George.Picture by SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

(Artist Martin Wall and John Checketts, Sponsor EDP and Norwich Evening News)

53. Clang, in Market Avenue, is a colourful dragon on which a number of little critters can be found.

(Artist Roberta Wood and young people from Break and The Base, Sponsor NPS Group)

GoGoDragons Supplement. Sherlock.Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

GoGoDragons Supplement. Sherlock.Picture by SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

54. Sherlock, in London Street, is inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend, Dr Watson.

(Artist Valerie Osment, Sponsor Watsons)

55. Cyril, next to St Andrew's Hall, features a collage of various maps past and present of Norwich and Norfolk.

GoGoDragons Supplement. Double Decker.Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

GoGoDragons Supplement. Double Decker.Picture by SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

(Artist Emma Hedgecoe, Sponsor Ridgeons Timber and Builders Merchant)

56. Fiesta, in Castle Meadow, celebrates the city's cultural scene and annual events such as the Norfolk and Norwich Festival and the Lord Mayor's Celebration.

(Artist Beverley Gene Coraldean, Sponsor NPS Group)

GoGoDragons Supplement. The Mother of Dragons.Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

GoGoDragons Supplement. The Mother of Dragons.Picture by SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

57. Dragon's Hoard, in London Street, is festooned with a treasure trove of gold and jewels.

(Artist Charli Vince, Sponsor Dipples)

GoGoDragons Supplement. OOMustard.Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

GoGoDragons Supplement. OOMustard.Picture by SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

58. Dragon with the Girl Tattoo, next to Norwich Castle, features tattoos inspired by famous women linked to Norfolk, from Edith Cavell to Delia Smith to Boudicca.

(Artist Darren Smith, Sponsor Green Home Energy Solutions)

59. Double Decker, near Norwich Castle, is inspired by the colourful rooftops of Norwich Market.

Wonder Dragon. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Wonder Dragon. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

(Artist Helen L Smith, Sponsor First Bus Group)

60. The Mother of Dragons, next to Norwich Castle, features 13 dragons. They include an image of Wish You Were Here – another GoGoDragon! designed by Paul Jackson – who can be seen hatching out.

(Artist Paul Jackson, Sponsor RG Carter)


Duff. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

61. 00Mustard, in the Castle Gardens, has a licence to grill and features an array of James Bond references. The Union flag on his wings represents the parachute from The Spy Who Loved Me.

(Artist Cat Finlayson, Sponsor Mustard TV)

62. Buzz, in Castle Mall, has a head decorated in honeycomb and bees and is inspired by images of the Norfolk countryside, including a field of Norfolk lavender and the county's famous wide open skies.

(Artist Valerie Osment, Sponsor Castle Mall)

63. Snap, in Castle Mall, is decorated in a colourful children's jigsaw which features 25 matching illustrations and one odd one out.

(Artist April Nash and Rowena Cooper, Sponsor Orchard Toys)

64. Dreamland, in Castle Mall, features a fantasy landscape inspired by the human mind's ability to create dreamlands that feel completely real.

(Artist Hannah Nelson, Sponsor Castle Mall)

65. Mighty Oakus, at the Castle Meadow entrance to Castle Mall, is influenced by Kett's Oak, a tree associated with Kett's Rebellion. The dragon also features local animals and plants, including those found at Wayland Wood.

(Artist Lisa Kirkham, Sponsor Wayland Academy)

66. Skipper, in the Royal Arcade, is named after the Norwich architect George Skipper, who designed the Royal Arcade, and the dragon echoes the beautiful Art Nouveau style of the building.

(Artist Antonella Beschorner, Sponsor Legal and General Property)

67. Eye Spy Cecil, in Haymarket, is covered in eyes instead of scales, and the array of eyes represents the many different perspectives and views of people around the world.

(Artist Hannah Nelson, Sponsor Cecil Amey)

68. Morgan, at the bottom of Hay Hill, aims to encourage more people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register with his skeletal design and his big red heart.

(Artist Sophie Green, Sponsor Norwich Organ Donation)

69. GoGoCaptain USA, at the top of Hay Hill, is a superhero dragon inspired by the superheroes of comic books and films.

(Artist Sam Stark, Sponsor Sash Window Preservation)

70. Rosie, in Orford Hill, combines both strength and beauty and pays tribute to the thousands of women who played an important role in the Home Front during the First and Second World Wars.

(Artist Illona Clarke, Sponsor The Cottage Hair and Beauty)

71. Aurelia, inside Marks & Spencer, has a glossy black coat and is decorated in golden Art Nouveau designs. Her name is inspired by the Latin word for golden.

(Artist Matt Reeve, Sponsor Marks and Spencer)

72. Wonder Dragon, in St Stephen's, is a striking dragon diva inspired by superhero character Wonder Woman.

(Artist Hilary Sanderson, Sponsor Contract Personnel)

73. Dennis, in St Stephen's, is inspired by medieval maps and the sea monsters and dragons that marked dangerous and uncharted waters. More than 20 creatures inspired by illustrations from centuries past can be found on Dennis.

(Artist Fiona Gowen, Sponsor Konectbus and Anglianbus)

74. Duff, in St Stephen's, features a collage of farmyard animals, including pigs, cows, sheep, chickens and pheasants.

(Artist Alex Egan, Sponsor Duffields)

75. Circuit, in St Stephen's, is based on printed circuit boards which are used in almost every electrical product. She has two solar panels, 18 LEDs on her tail, and 17 LEDs on her neck.

(Artist Fiona Gowen, Sponsor University Technical College Norfolk)

76. Patch, in Chapelfield Plain, has buttons for eyes and is decorated with 30 different patches, with patterns including tartan, gingham, polka dots, flowers and stars.

(Artist Matt Reeve, Sponsor Ashton KCJ)

77. Soup Dragon, in intu Chapelfield, recreates Andy Warhol's famous Pop Art picture of Campbell's soup cans, and adds a dragon twist.

(Artist Mik Richardson, Sponsor intu Chapelfield)

78. Knicker-bockergloria, in intu Chapelfield, features more than 300 snow flakes on her wings and an ice-cream freezer in her tummy.

(Artist Peter and Jayne Smith, Sponsor Bluebird Care)

79. IndyGoGo500, in intu Chapelfield, is a tribute to racing driver Jim Clark and his 1965 Indianapolis 500 win driving the Team Lotus Type 38.

(Artist Owen Wright, Sponsor Mayday OES)

80. GoGo King Tut, in Millennium Plain, is an Egyptian dragon in honour of Howard Carter, who grew up in Swaffham and discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun.

(Artist Helen L Smith, Sponsor Friends of Iceni)

81. Tuppence, inside The Forum, was inspired by how the charity Break relies on people's generosity and donations, and Tuppence's scales are created with more than £250-worth of coins.

(Artist Alix Carter, Sponsor The Forum)

82. Dragonfly, inside The Forum, features the wings and eyes of a male dragonfly and the painted body of a male damselfly.

(Artist Ross White, Sponsor Shred Station).

83. Mr Wing, in Millennium Plain, is inspired by Chinese mythology and folklore. Mr Wing is painted in black matt and gloss paint, symbolising yin and yang.

(Artist Susan Gunn, Sponsor Norwich BID)

84. Luda, inside The Forum, is inspired by the legend of the Ludham Dragon and features some of Kieron Williamson's favourite Norfolk scenes.

(Artist Kieron Williamson, Sponsor Arnolds Keys)

There are 84 decorated dragons in the GoGoDragons! charity art trail brought to Norwich by children's charity Break and Wild in Art.

The GoGoDragons! trail is in Norwich until September 5 and free trail maps are available across the city. The 84 dragons will be auctioned at The Forum on October 1 to raise funds for Break.

There is also a second trail of baby GoGoDragons! who have been designed by local schools, and these dragons will return to their schools once the trail finishes on September 5.

For more GoGoDragons! news, visit www.edp24.co.uk/news/gogodragons and www.gogodragons.co.uk

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