Tusk Lion Trail: Prowl around London with a big cat sculpture trail

Twenty-seven lion sculptures have been dotted around central London until 24 September 2021.

Manebow Tusk Lion Trail

Manebow, one of the Tusk Lion Trail sculptures, in Burlington Arcade

Having previously decorated the streets of the capital with the Tusk Rhino Trail, conservation charity Tusk is back with a new collection of sculptures. Dotted around London is the Tusk Lion Trail, a collection of 27 life-sized lion sculptures, designed by a host of famous names and curated by Chris Westbrook.

Unveiled in early August, these artistic big cats have been decorated by international artists, musicians and comedians and placed beside some of London’s famous landmarks. While the capital will be hosting the London Pride collection, there will also be a total of 47 sculptures on show in Bristol and Edinburgh, as well as The Hamptons, New York; Wellington, New Zealand; Nairobi, Kenya; and Sydney, Australia.

Among the names who have customised the lions include John Cleese, Gavin Turk, Mathew Horne, Lee Mack, Noel Fielding, and Ronnie Wood.

Following the display, the lion artworks will be auctioned off by Bonhams on 9 November 2021, with money raised going to the Tusk charity’s conservation work protecting lions, among other African animals.

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  • The Tusk Lion Trail: The London Pride is on from 10 August – 24 September 2021. At various locations in the West End and City of London. For more information, visit the Tusk Lion Trail website.

Find out what else is on in London in September 2021 here.

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Posted on 30 Aug 2021, in art, Walking tour and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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