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Derby Ram Trail

Thu 27th May - Sun 22nd Aug
Derby Ram Trail
Two sneak peeks of the designs the public will see as part of Derby Ram Trail this summer: ‘Ramble’ by Caroline Coates (L) and ‘Railway Communities’ by Holly Aspinall (R).
Derby Ram Trail

The unique world-class Derby Ram Trail will take place from 27th May to 22nd August 2021

Local artists have been working hard to uniquely decorate each ram, each of which is sponsored by a local business, making the Ram Trail deeply rooted to Derby. The night before the trail starts, all 30 rams will be herded outside and installed overnight, so the city wakes up to this fantastic free, family-friendly walking trail. The Derby Ram Trail will then decorate the city’s streets from 27th May – 22nd August 2021.

With their bold prints and eye-catching colours, each bespoke ram will be on display outside key city landmarks, such as the new Museum of Making, The Council House and Derby Cathedral, attracting both local residents and visitors from far and wide. The flock of rams will showcase a huge range of artistic talent, with all forms of art, from illustration to graffiti, being celebrated. In addition, a free app ‘Derby Ram Trail’, which will be downloadable from the App Store and Google Play, will allow all who wish to take part in the Trail create their own bespoke trail around the city. A free map will also be available to help navigate the trail.

The Derby Ram Trail is being led by Derby Museums in partnership with Wild in Art, a leading creative producer of spectacular free public art who has been bringing accessible art to cities across the world, from Sydney to São Paulo, since 2008.

Derby’s fibreglass ram sculptures are based on the mythical Derby Ram from an 18th century song, which, according to legend, was ten yards high with enormous horns and a huge flowing fleece. The song tells of people travelling from corners of the country to see the huge ram, something which Derby Museums and Wild in Art hope to echo from May – August in this modern-day trail.

To find out more about the Trail, visit: https://derbyramtrail.org/

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