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Yarn to put on a show for Hoodwinked

Yarn, one of the city’s newest bars, has become a Hoodwinked sponsor and its sculpture will join the flock of robins that hits the city’s streets in July 2018.

Located by the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall on South Sherwood Street, Yarn is a partnership between the Theatre Royal, CGC Event Caterers and Castle Rock Brewery. Having now created a craft ale, pizza and tapas bar in an iconic location, the partnership has developed into pooling resources and supporting Hoodwinked.

Jonathan Saville, Interim Venue Director for the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall, said:

“As one of the leading players within the Cultural sector of the city it was only natural for us to want to be involved in a trail like this, which will draw people into the city and encourage them to visit people and places they wouldn’t normally see. Our unique relationship with Castle Rock Brewery and CGC Event Caterers has allowed us to work together to be part of the trail and support Nottinghamshire Hospice as a great cause.”


Hoodwinked is an eye-catching world-class sculpture trail bringing together businesses, artists, schools and the community.  It will take place in Nottingham city centre from 7 July to 30 September.

The trail, made up of 33 large sculptures designed and decorated by professional artists, will run from July to September, after which sculptures will be auctioned to raise funds for Nottinghamshire Hospice, chosen as charity partner for the project.

Businesses across the city have sponsored the sculptures, and more than 50 Nottingham schools are taking part in the Hoodwinked education and learning programme, bringing the Robin Hood legend to life through literacy and art activities.

Nottinghamshire Hospice is the charity partner for Hoodwinked and will benefit from the profits of the project.

Hoodwinked is led by Nottingham City Council in partnership with Wild in Art which has run similar trails in other UK cities and overseas.

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