Snoopy is coming to Cardiff
Written by Gavin on 3rd November 2020
The Dogs Trust UK are set to unleash super-sized Snoopy sculptures across Cardiff City Centre.
Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, has today announced that they will be unleashing a breed of Snoopy sculptures to the city of Cardiff next Autumn. The charity has teamed up with Peanuts, to bring an exciting new art trail to the city, featuring the world-famous beagle. The dog-friendly trail will take visitors along some of the best dog walking routes in the city and aims to raise awareness and funds for the dogs charity – which will soon be opening a new rehoming centre in the city.
A Dog’s Trail with Snoopy, in collaboration with creative producers, Wild in Art, will take both two and four-legged visitors on a trail through the heart of Cardiff for 10 weeks, during Autumn 2021. The trail will feature unique and colourful Snoopy sculptures designed by Cardiff-based and national artists.
ach sculpture will be sponsored by a business or individual and have its own tale to tell, many showcasing Cardiff’s wealth of artistic talent whilst celebrating the vibrancy, culture and creativity that the city has to offer. At the end of the trail, the Snoopy sculptures will be auctioned to raise vital funds for Dogs Trust.
A Dog’s Trail with Snoopy will connect corporate, public, and community partners around the city, providing a collaborative mass participation event, generating a social, wellbeing and economic boost for the city and community.
Businesses, individuals and regional organisations who want to find out more about how they can make their mark on the most iconic dog in the world and sponsor the first-ever Snoopy art trail are invited to a digital launch event on Wednesday 11th November from 4.00-5.00pm.
Owen Sharp, Chief Executive of Dogs Trust, said: “A Dog’s Trail with Snoopy is an exciting new adventure for Dogs Trust. I can’t wait to see the iconic Snoopy brought to life, bringing colour and fun to the streets of Cardiff.
“We’ve been helping dogs in Wales for more than 50 years through our presence in Bridgend; but we’re especially excited to open our 21st rehoming centre in Cardiff in 2021 which will allow us to care for an additional 1,000 dogs in Wales each year and provide jobs and volunteering opportunities within the community.
“The trail’s aim is to raise pounds for hounds so that we can continue to improve dog welfare in Wales. We know that it is going to be a spectacular exhibition for everyone who joins in and we’re excited to make A Dog’s Trail a lasting legacy, just like Snoopy himself!”
Wild in Art, has brought together communities with its sculpture trails in cities around the world. Their first art trail in Cardiff was Snowdogs Tails in Wales in 2017. To date, its events have contributed more than £15 million to charities and £2.4 million to creative communities.