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Giraffes at Eddington

Thursday 21st March – Sunday 2nd June 2024

Locations: Eddington Square,Storey’s Field Centre

This spring, Eddington is taking part in the Cambridge Standing Tall public art trail around the city organised by the charity, Break. Over thirty giraffes will populate the city creating a family friendly and free art trail for everyone to enjoy.


Two Giraffes are on their way to Eddington

Eddington Square will be home to Cosmic Explorer.  Designed and hand decorated by MrASingh, Cosmic Explorer depicts the wonder of planet earth and the possibilities of the universe with colour, texture and detail. It is an artwork which artistically reflects the neighbourhood namesake, Sir Arthur Eddington, who was an esteemed astrophysicist and Cambridge alumnus, as well as the community within Eddington.

Artist MrASingh, also known as Amrit Singh explained: “The artistic design of the giraffe is based on the idea of a creative and cosmic wanderer: a person who ventures to new places, and the excitement and wonder of exploring new frontiers. It’s also inspired by the imagination and all the fantastic places our minds can create. It is abstract landscape which uses elements of nature and space with vibrant colours, bold shapes, metallics and texture which invites you to touch and experience the artwork. I am very much looking forward to seeing how the public will react and enjoy the artwork at Eddington.”

The Giraffodil will be located outside the Knights Park Marketing Suite on Eddington Avenue and has been decorated by talented artist, Sally Adams. It reflects the open green spaces and biodiversity at Eddington in an eye-catching sculpture.


Three mini Gs are on the loose!

Three miniature giraffes can be found around Eddington as part of the art trail. Two are located in Storey’s Field Centre: ‘Feeling Herd’ has been decorated by Break’s young people and ‘Biddulph’ has been decorated by school children from the University of Cambridge Primary School, has been named after their founding headteacher, and sponsored by the University’s Eddington team and Knights Park. The last miniature giraffe is ‘Lampada’ located inside the Knights Park marketing suite.

The mini Gs are part of the learning packages that Break have sponsored and have enabled local community groups to engage creatively with this trail.

To find out more and download the app to complete the trail and donate to a great cause, visit the Cambridge Standing Tall website.


Let’s get social

Share your photos and tag us #Eddington and #BeMoreGiraffe.

Visit us and see if you can spot our two large giraffes and three mini giraffes all around Eddington. Splashes of colour, inviting textures to touch, and intriguing themes populate our herd. Take a selfie and tag us on social media #Eddington.

Sponsorship of the giraffe art sculptures at Eddington has been provided to Break from Hill, the developer of Knights Park and the University of Cambridge for Eddington.


Supporting young people in care

Complete the trail and download the Cambridge Standing Tall app here. Proceeds go to Break charity.


Rewards information

Your free colouring in sheet will be available to download or to collect from the Storey’s Field Centre and Knights Park Marketing Suite when the art trail is live.

Reward 1: Colouring competition terms and conditions.

The colouring competition is in collaboration with Knights Park and Eddington.

One entry per child. Maximum age 12.

The prizes are:

1st Prize: Art Set & £20 National Book Token

2nd Prize: £20 National Book Token

3rd Prize: £10 National Book

Please provide an email address on the colouring sheet if you wish to be entered to the prize draw so we can contact you if you have won a prize.

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges from both Eddington and Knights Park and notified by 10 June 2024.

Pop by to the Storey’s Field Centre to see some of the submitted designs on display.


Reward 2: A caffeine sample from Brew, Eddington.

Pop into Brew for your free caffeine sample: either a cup of coffee or some grounds.

Subject to availability.


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