Friday, March 14, 2014

Countdown to Cirencester Hare Festival begins

It's only two weeks to go now until the launch of the Cirencester Hare Festival on 29th March.

With designs by local artists, companies and celebrities, over 30 large hares will bring colourful and fun public art in the form of the Hare Trail, to the streets of Cirencester throughout the summer.

My first hare commission 'Harebelle' was for The Twelve Bells on Lewis Lane. This historic building has been the Twelve Bells Inn for 150 years or more, presumably named for the Cirencester Parish Church of St John the Baptist, whose full complement of 12 bells were installed in 1722.

The Inn now has a micro brewery producing their own ales and will be creating a very special pint for this summer named Harebell after the hare!