Wow, what a busy year we are having at TRAIL this year. But July is nearly here and we are really looking forward to our 15th year!
Firstly, and very importantly, we have raised enough money to hold the event. Every year this is the first job. We are a remarkably frugal event; this year we have raised £2,400 so far which completely covers our insurance, running costs and prizes. This year we are spending some of this money on some new signs (for the descriptions and adverts), making a sculpture with Teignmouth Community School and continuing our work with the Secondary School’s Green Team.
A HUGE thank you to all our sponsors, links to their websites will be put on the website in the next week or so and we would ask you to please visit businesses that have our sponsor sign in the window, they really do keep us going, we get no council funding for the sculpture trail and the generosity of the local businesses is key to our continuing.
We have some amazing artists taking part this year, from regular favourites like Julia Vella and Malcolm Curley, to an installation from Larmer Tree Festival, by Steve and Vanda Apelt who are new this year; as is Gail Marshall. We have the welcome return of Bishopsteignton Outdoor Sculpture Group and wonderful community entries from primary schools to Langdon Hospital.
All of the entries will appear on the website in the next week or so and you will be able to access more information on all the artists.
TRAIL artists Amy McCarthy and Sam Lock will be doing a live sculpture, weaving a ghost ship from ghost rigging and rope, diligently collected from the beaches of the South West by The Ocean Recover Project.
See you on the seafront!