Twenty six wolves were individually created by local artists and placed around the heart of Bury St Edmunds. Council awarded £5,000 to this project and sponsored the crocheted wolf (pictured below). We received nearly 400 suggestions from visitors regarding a name for our wolf - some of the interesting suggestions included:
- Hexter (from hexagon)
- Joseph (coat of many colours)
- Hecctor (anagram of crochet)
- Zayev (means wolf in Hebrew)
- Lucus (means wolf in Latin)
He has now gone to a new home (having been autioned for charity) and it may be that his new owners have chosen one of these names for him - maybe one of these days we will find out!
Womens Cycle Tour
Council awarded £2,500 to support the events organised by Abbeycroft Leisure in connection with the Women’s Cycle Tour in Bury St Edmunds on 16 and 17 June 2015.
Shown below are some of the 'Women on Wheels' charity event lucky 'golden ticket' winners who rode out ahead of the Friends Life Women’s Tour (including Southgate Ward Town Councillor Ann Williamson in the blue jersey):
'Flowerheads' A Public Artwork in the Abbey Gardens
The colourful blooms were designed by Michael Brennand-Wood and produced at workshops with local schools and families. 'Flowerheads' will be on display in the Abbey Gardens until 19 September 2015.
This project was developed and is delivered in partnership by Smiths Row with Bury In Bloom, Crafty Foxes, Abbey Gardens Friends, Bury St Edmunds Festival, St Edmundsbury Borough Council, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Pro-Scape and West Suffolk College. Bury St Edmunds Town Council is pleased to have supported this project.
Pictured below is the artist (centre) with partners and members of the public at the launch event on Friday 12 June 2015: