gogocreate launch

GoGoCreate leaps into Pensthorpe Natural Park

Schools and community groups gathered at Pensthorpe Natural Park to see seven leverets and two large GoGoHares launch the GoGoCreate Learning Programme.

All 164 leverets have been completed and will form a mini trail of their own around Norwich from 2 July – 2 September. The locations include some clusters at a bespoke gallery space in intu Chapelfield, The Forum Gallery, Castle Mall, the Cathedral and then many independent shops and businesses around the city.

Delivered by Norfolk children’s charity Break in partnership with Wild in Art, the programme includes a wide range of ages, interests and groups who are located all over Norfolk. The organisations include schools, from Nursery to High School, Colleges, care homes, NHS departments, sports clubs and community groups.

The aim is to use the Hare as the common theme and link it with creative activities, sporting, community and fundraising challenges as well as providing hooks into the core national curriculum subjects for schools.

This project would not be possible without the sponsorship from Pensthorpe Natural Park who has an obvious synergy with GoGoCreate.

Jo Artherton, spokesperson from Pensthorpe:

“We are delighted to be the proud sponsors of the GoGoCreate learning programme, which perfectly matches our core values. One of our key objectives at Pensthorpe is to enhance children’s connection with the natural world; to inspire and encourage the next generation of nature lovers.

“We are especially pleased to see that many of the themes chosen by the creators address our core values, from the importance of conservation; being respectful of wildlife and the environment and appreciating the beauty of the outdoors”.

Peter Marron, Co-ordinator for GoGoCreate, said:

“We have been so pleased with the range of creativity, originality and process behind the designs on the leverets and cannot wait to share them with you all. Many of the participants have also been really proactive with fundraising and associated activities around the project, which we are delighted to encourage and support”.

The leverets join a further 50 city hares and 18 moongazers around the county, making it a really accessible trail for the whole of Norfolk.

GoGoHares is brought to Norwich with the help from supporting partners Aspiration Europe, Norwich BID, The Beeston Group, intu Chapelfield and The Norse Group. The trail is also being supported by the: EDP and Norwich Evening news as media partners, Ridgeons as logistics partner, Pensthorpe Natural Park as the GoGoCreate main sponsor, TW Gaze as the auction partner and Jarrold as retail partner.

The main trails run from 24 June – 8 September and there is one last chance to see all the sculptures together at the Hare Today Gone Tomorrow event on 7 – 10 October outside The Forum, on Millennium Plain, Norwich before the auction on Thursday 11 October.

For more information on the trail and the charity visit gogohares.co.uk and follow @GoGoHares2018 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Thank you to everyone who came along to our GoGoCreate launch, and here is just a snap shot of the event. Particular thank you to Pensthorpe Natural Park for their sponsorship of this project which has allowed so many people from all around Norfolk enjoy such a creative and inclusive project. And finally a huge thank you to all the Volunt-Hares who make these events happen and the GoGo team at Break for all their help on a great evening!The GoGoCreate project goes live on 2nd July (just a week after the main trail) and runs until 2nd September, when the leverets return to their creators and spread the smiles forever.Wild in Art photo credit Mark Ivan Benfield

Posted by GoGoHares on Friday, 8 June 2018