Giant rocket sculptures have landed in Leicester

Forty rockets have landed in Leicester ready to be turned into the city’s biggest ever art trail.

The art exhibition is scheduled to take place from Monday, July 19, to Sunday, September 26 this year.

The plan is for the public art event to be steered through the city’s streets and open spaces for local people to explore and enjoy.

Each sculpture will be sponsored by a business and individually designed by an artist either well-known or just starting out, from the local area or further afield.

Rocket Round Leicester will be in place for 10 weeks this summer, with the rockets all being painted by different artists. They will then be auctioned to raise money for the Loros Hospice, to help it care for 2,500 terminally ill local people.

Leicester City Council has provided a temporary home for the sculptures.

Photo from last year’s parade.

Anna Shutt, who works as a campaign co-ordinator at Loros Hospice, said: “Looking forward to unwrapping mine on Wednesday.”

Keep updated by following the hashtag #RocketRoundLeicester

If you want to get involved, you can contact Rocket Round Leicester at rocketroundleicester@lororos.co.uk or by phoning 0116 231 8431.

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