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Spectacular mass-participation art event incoming!

A new Town Centre trail to find ten Buckingham artist-decorated swan sculptures is soon to be unveiled! Organised by Buckingham Town Council, the Buckingham Swan Trail is a free, fun, art sculpture event that features a bank of ten selfie-sized swan sculptures. The swans will be displayed across Buckingham’s well-loved landmarks, parks, and streets. The public is invited to take part in this family-friendly activity to find all the swans making the perfect day out this summer.

Since April, schoolchildren and artists have been busy decorating the swans into beautiful pieces of art for your enjoyment. The funding for the project came from our previous sculpture trail auction and Buckinghamshire Council’s Buckingham & Villages Community Board. The project has also been supported by local businesses, organisations and charities who have each sponsored a swan, making the trail deeply rooted to Buckingham.

Come along to our launch event and learn more about the project on Saturday 24th from 10am until 1pm which will take place outside the Town Council Chamber. The Swan HQ team will be on-site to promote the trail and there will be free face painting and children’s activities. The Town Crier and Deputy Town Mayor will say a few words and officially announce the live trail.

Buckingham Town Council hopes the art trail will attract both residents and visitors from far and wide to discover and re-discover the high street and support local businesses as well as providing the community with a free activity to enjoy this summer.

Chair of the Town Centre and Events Committee, Cllr Robin Stuchbury said “Committee members have been incredibly supportive of the Swan Trail, which builds on the success of the previous Otter Trail. 

Such community event allows families to take part in an activity together, and importantly, it is a free event, available for all to enjoy. 

We recognise that this event would not take place without the dedication and coordination of a dedicated team of Town council officers as well as the support and involvement from partners, sponsors, artists, and the schools.

I personally hope that the Swan Trail will bring people to the town and be a point of interest and something quite unique as the Swan is the emblem of Buckingham. It is therefore part of our local identity as a community, and I look forward to seeing people involved in this tremendous event in the coming weeks.

The Swan Trail project would not have been possible without the involvement and support of local schools and artists who have contributed towards the event by painting the spectacular swan sculptures. We would like to thank Buckingham Primary School, George Grenville Academy, Lace Hill Academy, Buckingham Youth Centre, Beachborough Art Club, Padbury CE School, Jill Blakey Abstract Artist, Ashley King Illustration, Zen Seeta by Rashmi Sanders, and Courtney Scott at Little Magpie Art.

Buckingham Town Council would also like to say a very big thank you to all our event partners and sponsors including Beachborough School, Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, The Grand Junction, National Trust and Aylesbury Vale portfolio, Gilroy Steel Solicitors, Buckingham Ford, The Buckingham Society, Heritage & Sons, Thrive Chiropractic & Health Clinic and Buckinghamshire Council’s Buckingham & Villages Community Board.

Head over to Buckingham Swan Trail – Buckingham Town Council (buckingham-tc.gov.uk) to learn more and hear from all the artists and sponsors behind this great initiative!

16 June 2023
Last Updated
19 June 2023
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