Luton, we’re back!

With not one but two loveable characters set to fill Luton once more with colour and energy in 2024.

We are delighted to be working alongside our Short Tail Trail Project Presenting Partner, Love Luton, again after the success of The Big Trunk Trail in 2021!

Get ready to shell-ebrate our community! Together we can make the difference! For 10 weeks in the summer of 2024, we’re set to fill Luton with colour and energy once more as we release our loveable sculptures across the town. The Short Tail Trail is our biggest trail yet – what will you find?

We’re not strangers to the iconic Wild In Art trails (remember – The Big Trunk Trail in 2021?) and our next one is set to be bigger, better and brighter than before. This unique art trail across Luton will feature 90 hares and tortoises. Both big and small, our characters will be placed across Luton’s town centre and local parks, bringing our community together once again.

Don’t miss out, make sure you say shell-o to our beautiful characters! Each large sculpture will be sponsored by a business and individually designed by an artist. Our small sculptures will be designed by local schools and community groups.

On Saturday 6 July 2024 all sculptures will parade into Luton – before leaving on Thursday 12 September 2024.

You’ll be able to #TakeAShelfie and see your favourite sculptures one last time at a final farewell weekend from 27 September – 29 September 2024. After this, the legacy of The Short Tail Trail continues when the large sculptures are auctioned on Thursday 3 October 2024 to raise vital funds for Keech Hospice Care.

#HopOnBoard and share in the excitement by keeping up to date with the latest news on The Short Tail Trail social media channels, using @ShortTailTrail. Don’t forget to #TakeAShelfie!

There are so many business benefits to sponsoring a Short Tail Trail sculpture:

  • Gain media exposure for your business
  • Be part of an event which brings thousands of visitors to your local community
  • Improve brand awareness for your business or organisation in a unique and memorable way that will get everyone talking
  • Build a feel-good factor among your employees, customers and stakeholders
  • Align your business with a well-respected local charity which provides vital services for people in your local community
  • Be part of something amazing
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