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Robin Hood Network support Hoodwinked

Robin Hood Network hops on board with Hoodwinked

The Robin Hood Network has joined the Hoodwinked sculpture trail. The partnership will sponsor a sculpture for the trail in Nottingham this summer – and will encourage trail visitors to hop on the bus, tram or train to get there.

Robin Hood Network offers easy, accessible, smart travel across a network of public transport operators across Nottingham. Its range of smart cards can be used across the various modes of transport, so there is no need to buy separate tickets.

A spokesperson from the Robin Hood Network said

“As a group we are delighted to be working with Hoodwinked on this exciting project.  Through our wide public transport network and easy to use smart cards, we can offer great value travel for those visiting the sculpture trail and would like to encourage as many people as possible to hop on a bus or tram to explore the City during the event”.

The photo shows Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Services and Local Transport, Councillor Sally Longford, with NET Marketing Manager Stephanie Moss-Pearce, and drivers Kevin Healey from Nottingham Community Transport and Steve Holmes from Nottingham City Transport.

Great day out

Councillor Dave Trimble, Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, welcomes the support of the Robin Hood Network. He said:

“Nottingham has one of the best public transport systems in the country and it makes perfect sense for people to use the bus, tram or train when they visit the Hoodwinked trail for a great day out this summer.  Thank you to the Robin Hood Network for their support.”

The Robin Hood Network is also sponsoring two schools to participate in the Hoodwinked education programme, Robin’s Tales. Pupils will design and create BookBenches to be displayed in public spaces as part of the trail.

The Hoodwinked free public art sculpture trail will run in the city centre from 7 July to 30 September. It’s a twist on the tale of Robin Hood, transforming Nottingham’s iconic outlaw into the form of robins, each one uniquely designed and decorated by artists.

30 sculptures

There will be around 30 sculptures on the trail, each sponsored by a business. The sculptures will be auctioned in October 2018 to raise money for Nottinghamshire Hospice.

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 can find out more by downloading the sponsor pack produced by Cavalry Design or by contacting Caroline Elmhirst or Julie Walker at hoodwinked@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or on 0115 8764984/5.

Hoodwinked 2018 - A Twist on the Tale