The credit card provider is to sponsor a robin sculpture for the city centre trail, along with supporting a local school to get involved in the Hoodwinked education programme, ‘Robin’s Tales.’
Rupert MacInnes, Vice President External Affairs, Capital One UK, said:
“We are proud to be part of this fantastic initiative for Nottingham in 2018. As a Nottingham-based company we have a strong culture of involvement with our local communities. The Hoodwinked trail will be a great way of encouraging locals and visitors to explore parts of the city they may not have seen before.
“Capital One already supports Nottingham schools through a variety of programmes with the aim of helping young people reach their potential. Contributing to the Hoodwinked education and learning programme, Robin’s Tales, will help enable a local school to get involved in art and literacy activities by creating a unique BookBench to add to the trail.”
The Hoodwinked trail in Nottingham next summer celebrates the legend of Robin Hood – but with a mischievous twist on the tale. The sculptures transform our merry man in green into appealing robins – all based on an identical mould but each one unique, designed and painted by an artist.
The free public art trail will run through the city from July to September 2018, bringing together businesses, schools and the community to boost the economic, social and cultural life of the city. Each sculpture will be sponsored by a business. Ultimately the trail will raise awareness and funds for Nottinghamshire Hospice, with an auction of the sculptures in October 2018.
The BookBenches created by schools will be displayed as part of the trail and will then be returned to school afterwards as a legacy of Hoodwinked.
Hoodwinked is led by Nottingham City Council in partnership with Wild in Art, a leading creative producer of spectacular free public art events through the creation of uniquely-painted sculptures.
Nottingham businesses who would like to sponsor a sculpture and support schools to join in through their own creative projects can find out more by contacting Caroline Elmhirst or Julie Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0115 8764984/5.