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21 June 2023

The Giraffes are coming to Eddington

Eddington will be part of the Cambridge Standing Tall public art trail in Spring 2024. Delivered by East Anglian charity, Break supporting young adults leaving care, the highly engaging art trail will see the city of Cambridge animated for 10 weeks in Spring 2024 with a herd of artistically decorated giraffe sculptures for all to enjoy.

Anticipation is already building for the Cambridge Standing Tall artworks after 2021’s Cows about Cambridge trail was so well received. In partnership with Wild in Art and Cambridge BID, the 2.5 metre high giraffes will be sponsored by businesses and organisations, and decorated by local artists.

As a sponsor, the University of Cambridge as master developer of Eddington in collaboration with Hill’s Knights Park development will be welcoming two of the giraffes to Eddington in Spring 2024.

Biky Wan, Eddington’s Marketing Manager for the University of Cambridge, commented, “We’re thrilled to be adding colour and intrigue to the community at Eddington through our involvement in the city-wide initiative with Cambridge Standing Tall in support of Break. Our giraffe sculptures will be located around the civic heart of Eddington – a perfect point for residents and the local community to start the trail, whilst offering an ideal destination for visitors to explore our growing neighbourhood which is open to all.”

Break Partnership Manager Ellie Edge comments: “We’re delighted to have the University of Cambridge join our herd for the Cambridge Standing Tall trail. As well as raising vital funds for the young care leavers Break support, the trail showcases the city to all who visit, live and work in Cambridge. We can’t wait to see the sculptures standing tall in Eddington which will be a great addition to the trail map, giving trail-goers and exciting place to explore.”

As well as the two large giraffes at Eddington, the next generation of artists are getting involved with children from the University of Cambridge Primary School decorating their own Mini G as part of the Learning and Community Programme. Standing at 1.5 metres, their sculpture will form part of the trail and is something they can keep after the 10 weeks to become a piece of public art.

Keep following our social media for more updates and news about the giraffes unfolds.

For more information about the trail visit the charity’s website.


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