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St John’s Cathedral joins GoGoHares sculpture trail

A giant hare sculpture, inspired by the design of St John’s Cathedral, has joined the popular GoGoHares Norfolk-wide children’s summer trail in aid of children’s charity Break.

There are 68 hares in the trail and the St John’s one is called C-Hare-thedral, named and painted by artist Mik Richardson, drawing inspiration from the Cathedral itself, especially the unique stained glass windows, stone and tower.

Culture and Heritage Officer Julia Stafford has organised a hare-themed mini trail for children to enjoy within the cathedral and its gardens.

Julia said: “The trail is accompanied by an app which guides people to each sculpture and gives extra information as they discover each one. We hope that displaying the hare on site will encourage new families and children to the cathedral, who will visit again in future.”

C-Hare-thedral can be found in the Rotunda part of the Narthex every day until September 8.

The GoGoHare sculpture trail supports the work Break does supporting looked-after children and young people in East Anglia. The trail follows on from the GoGoDragons of 2015 and GoGoGorillas of 2013.

Supported by Wild in Art, each of the hare sculptures have been painted with care and creativity by a Norfolk-based artist. There are 68 hares, some are county hares called moongazers, with their ears folded back, looking up towards the sky, and the rest are city hares and have their ears standing up.

Pictured with C-Hare-thedral are Narthex café staff Grace White and Louise Miller, gardener Glenn Trower and Maureen Fitzmaurice from the flower group.


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