We are supporting Snowdogs public art trail

Team stood next to snowdog

We are supporting The Kirkwood to bring ‘Snowdogs’ to Kirklees by joining local partners and businesses in sponsoring this exciting event. The event will launch during the ten year birthday celebrations of The Snowman™ and The Snowdog!

What are the Snowdogs? 

Wondering what the Snowdogs are? They’re a public art trail!

The Snowdogs are inspired by the much-loved animated film, The Snowman™ and The Snowdog, the sequel to Raymond Briggs’ classic picture book and film The Snowman™. Can you believe the film The Snowman™ is celebrating ten years since it was first broadcast on Channel 4 this year?

Who organised the public art trail? 

The trail is organised by The Kirkwood, in partnership with Wild in Art and Snowdog Enterprises Ltd, Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees.

Where can you find the Snowdogs? 

Towns and villages across Kirklees will be brought to life by a pack of 31 dazzlingly decorated Snowdog sculptures and 36 ‘pups’.  This will be a spectacular event for Kirklees residents and visitors to enjoy.

This free extraordinary public art trail will bring the magic of The Snowdog character to life through sculptures. The sculptures will be displayed for eight weeks across the district throughout September and October.

Celebrating the rich history and shared culture of Kirklees, the trail will encourage locals and visitors to rediscover and spend time in our towns and villages that have so much to offer.

snowdog outside town hall

The Kirkwood

Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees is also a chance for The Kirkwood to engage with the local community as they seek to raise awareness about the many ways they support people affected by any life limiting illness, helping to improve their quality of life in the ways that matter most.

The council’s Snowdogs

Our sponsored Snowdogs will make their way to their trail locations in September. One Snowdog was selected in line with the Creative Town initiative. This was with some funding secured through the Heritage Action Zone partnership.

All of the Snowdogs have been uniquely designed and thoughtfully created by regional and national artists and local school children.

The locations of all the sculptures will be revealed later in the summer when the whole trail goes live.

Councillor Will Simpson, Cabinet Member for Culture and Greener Kirklees, said:

“I’m delighted that we can support The Kirkwood in bringing the Snowdogs Support Life art trail to Kirklees. The art trail and supporting community events are a great way for our community to come together to celebrate public arts and shine a light on our local towns and villages, whilst raising vital funds that will help to provide Kirklees residents affected by life limiting illness with the care and support they need.”

How will the money help?

Money raised from the initiative will help to support The Kirkwood. The Kirkwood provide vital care across Kirklees for people affected by life limiting illness, every step of the way.

More information

For more information on the Snowdogs Art Trail and events visit www.snowdogskirklees.org.uk