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Shaun on the Tyne 2023

Date published: 11 August 2023

Read time: 2 minutes

Sculpture of Shaun the Sheep stood in front of the Newcastle Building Society head office, Cobalt office.

We’re so excited to be sponsoring this year’s Shaun the Sheep on the Tyne!

Coming to the region this summer, we’re proud to be sponsoring St. Oswald’s Hospice’s ewe-nique art adventure. Having previously sponsored Elmer’s Great North Parade in 2019, we’re so excited to be supporting the St. Oswald’s team once again!

Located in Newcastle city centre and surrounding areas, 50 super-sized sculptures inspired by Aardman’s much-loved Shaun the Sheep, designed by artists from the region and beyond, will form a fun and family-friendly art trail for locals and visitors to follow – all while raising awareness and funds for St. Oswald’s Hospice and the great work they do in our region. Find out more about the trail here.

We’ll be sharing exciting updates as the trail continues, so keep an eye out!

Get your colouring pencils at the ready!

To celebrate our sponsorship of the trail, we recently gave you the chance to win a family ticket to the Shaun on the Tyne Farewell Weekend (T&Cs apply). The format was simple – we asked entrants to design their own Shaun! The competition closed on Friday 4 August, and we’ve loved looking through your amazing designs! We’ll share our winners very soon!

Say Cheese!

We’re giving you another chance to win a family ticket to the Shaun on the Tyne Farewell Weekend! (T&Cs apply )

To enter, find “The Magpie Cr‘ewe’sader”, our Shaun on the Tyne sculpture on the trail, take a picture and upload to Instagram, tagging us @NewcastleBuildingSociety! The competition will close Wednesday 27 September – we can’t wait to see your photos!