Shaun in the City is an street art trail across London. There were 50 giant Shaun the Sheep sculptures, created by artists, designers and celebrities, placed across London. I went up to London to see them and to take pictures of them
I went to see the Shaun the Sheep street art in London. It is a trail of huge Shaun the Sheep models that are designed by not only well known designers but less know designers. Some of the better knows designer are Zandra Rhodes a famous fashion designer. We decided to take pictures of each of them. Some were easier than others to find. Some were easier than others to take pictures of because of all of the other people who were looking at them, particularly the ones on the South Bank of the Thames where there were lots of tourists. I thought it was good because the artwork was colourful and different in every case even thought they were all just versions of Shaun the Sheep. My favourite was the Zandra Rhodes one because it was a very striking pink colour and so looked really dramatic in the middle of just a regular shopping centre.
Personal Reflection and Impact on Me
I took away from this that art can come in all shapes and sizes, and in all sorts of locations including a busy city centre. Looking back on it I thought that artwork like this should be more widespread. The impact on me is that I now think that there should be more art in random places, with trails like this to get people interested in all different types of arts from a young age. I also took away that this was a great way to showcase different styles of work and a way for lesser know artists to have their work shown in public in a much larger scale since the people come to see the well-known artists, then follow the trail and get to see art they would not normally have gone to see. I also think that places like the shopping centre that had two Shauns in should sponsor more art like this as it is an effective way to bring in more potential customers.
I would recommend it because it was a fun day out and as well as seeing the artworks it was a good way of encouraging people to go an explore parts of London that they might otherwise not see. All of the sheep will be in Covent Garden from 24th to 27th September 2015 and will then be sold for charity at an auction for the Wallace and Gromit Children's Hospital Charity. I think that raising money for charity through art like this is a good idea because people both can enjoy the art and can do their bit for charity.
Every day this month, open a door to our Advent Calendar and listen to a track chosen by Mr Guinane, Ms Doan or Mr Burrett. Most tracks will be seasonal (how about a whistle stop tour through our carols over the years?!) but we might even slip in music that we simply just love. Click here or below, save the link and get listening.
Wishing you a wonderful lead up to Christmas.
Mr G, Ms D and Mr B.
The moment some of you have been waiting for! Please come for a singing audition at the following times:
Tuesday 12th September at lunchtime in Music: Year 11 & 6th form
Thursday 14th September after school in Music: Years 7-10
Friday 15th September after school (1440): recalls
You will be expected to sing the opening of the stage version of the song Sound of Music. Please note this has an extra introduction which you won't have heard in the film. Music for this can be found in the red hopper outside the Music Office.
A video can be found here - you need to learn from 0:00-1:23. The words are below too.
My day in the hills Has come to an end, I know. A star has come out To tell me it's time to go. But deep in the dark green shadows, There are voices that urge me to stay. So I pause and I wait and I listen, For one more sound, For one more lovely thing That the hills might say! The hills are alive With the sound of music, With songs they have sung, For a thousand years. The hills fill my …