Sssh! A little birdie told us that The Stolen Seagull Scavenger Hunt (AKA The SSSH!…Seagull Project) will be touching down in Torbay this summer. A hundred seagulls, all lovingly decorated by schools, community groups and artists across the English Riviera, will fly the nest, landing in locations across the Bay, forming a community art trail.
Each of the colourful Bay-guls is completely unique and can be found by using a free to download trail map, revealing each of the secret locations. These include attractions, museums, theatres, cafes, galleries, libraries and other local businesses. Each of the birds will also have a QR code linking to the full trail map. The challenge is to see who can find the most over the summer months, whilst getting out and exploring the towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. DOWNLOAD THE MAP
The project has been supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, which has helped connect local artists with schools across Torbay, promoting creativity and teamwork. It has also allowed many new cultural partnerships to be formed. For example, four of the seagulls have been decorated by local artists in collaboration with the Artizan Gallery, as part of a Sea Shanty Project with the Princess Theatre. Other gulls have been decorated by the prison community at HMP Channings Wood, helping change perceptions and building positive links.
You can find out more information from the Tonic Creatives website FIND OUT MORE