The Hoodwinked sculpture trail is a twist on the tale of Robin Hood, with our iconic outlaw transformed into robin sculptures, each individually designed and painted by an artist.
The Nottingham is proud of its city roots, having a Robin Hood logo, and offering a popular range of collectible moneyboxes for young savers, featuring Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, The Sheriff and Maid Marian.
David Marlow, Chief Executive from The Nottingham, said:
“The Nottingham Building Society has been an important part of the city and its community for nearly 170 years and we are pleased to be supporting this new venture that will encourage people to enjoy this great city in a new way. The tales of Robin Hood are close to our heart and we hope the Hoodwinked trail will help bring them to life for everyone who visits, whether they live here or are visiting specially for this exciting event.”
The photo shows (right to left) Chief Executive David Marlow; Chief Operating Officer Simon Taylor and Finance Director Daniel Mundy.
The Nottingham Building Society was founded in 1849 by a small group of businessmen who wanted to help people own their own home, as well as offer them a safe and secure place for their savings. The Society prides itself on providing customers with value, advice and choice backed by first-class service.
The Nottingham Building Society’s support for Hoodwinked has been welcomed by Councillor Dave Trimble, Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture. He said:
“Hoodwinked will be a great way for visitors and local people to explore and celebrate all that Nottingham has to offer. My thanks go to the Nottingham Building Society for joining our merry band of supporters.”
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.
Sally-Ann Wilkinson, Director of Wild in Art, said:
“Hoodwinked showcases the best that the city has to offer; however, it can only be made possible with the support of businesses. If you’re keen to join Nottingham Building Society in playing an important role in a high profile, citywide event that brings communities together and showcases your corporate creativity, you need to become a sponsor!”
The Hoodwinked trail will run in the city centre from 7 July to 30 September. 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.
Nottingham businesses who would like to sponsor a sculpture can find out more by downloading the sponsor pack or by contacting Caroline Elmhirst or Julie Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0115 8764984/5.