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Get on the pig trail

By now most people will be aware of the pigs that have taken to Ipswich’s streets this summer. This weekend why not take the opportunity to get acquainted with them.

The Pigs Gone Wild interactive art trail is the must-see free attraction of the summer.

Pigs Gone Wild is the biggest art spectacular that Suffolk has ever seen with 69 beautifully decorated pig sculptures adorning the streets and corners of the town. There are 39 larger-than-life pig sculptures which have been beautifully created by artists from East Anglia and beyond, plus 30 junior sculptures decorated just as creatively by schools and community groups and displayed in clusters.

You can follow the trail, which has been brought to the town by local charity, St Elizabeth Hospice in collaboration with Wild in Art, from now until 2nd September, and make sure you download the official Pigs Gone Wild app – with this you can collect the pig sculptures and unlock prizes and special offers too!

Norman Lloyd, Pigs Gone Wild project manager, said, “Why not enjoy the sun the Bank Holiday and spend some time with your loved ones to see how many pigs can you see in one day?”

Make sure you take selfies with them and tweet them to @piggonewild16 or post them to the Pigs Gone Wild Facebook page www.facebook.com/pigsgonewild16

At the end of the trail, the junior pigs will be returned to the schools and community groups that created them, whilst the larger pigs will be auctioned off to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice.

To find out more about Pigs Gone Wild, how to download the app and where to pick up a trail map, visit www.pigsgonewild.co.uk

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