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19 September to 29 November 2016


From 19 September to 29 November, parks, streets and open spaces across

the North East region will play host to Great North Snowdogs; 60 large and 97

little sculptures, inspired by Raymond Briggs’ classic book ‘The Snowman and

The Snowdog’.

Leading businesses, cultural organisations and talented artists have united to

bring you this major free, public art trail, devised by creative producers, Wild In

Art in partnership with St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice to raise funds for this

Newcastle-based charity.

The Great North Snowdog trail will have dogs located across Tyne and Wear

for people to visit. Within this a Gateshead trail with Snowdogs, each designed

and decorated by artists and celebrities alike are positioned at some of

Gateshead’s most famous sites and a few hidden gems. The Gateshead trail will

include Snowdogs sited at Gateshead Central Library, Saltwell Park, Gateshead

Quays, Trinity Square, Sage Gateshead, The Angel of the North and many other

Gateshead locations; this is an opportunity for you to experience and engage

with sculpture like never before, whilst getting outside and rediscovering

Gateshead. So make sure you visit them all!

This trail will be complemented by a smaller trail of little Snowdogs decorated

by school children and community groups which will be positioned in a variety

of community hub venues including inside Gateshead Central Library and

Gateshead Leisure Centre. Eager visitors will be able to follow both trails with the

help of a map and a specially designed, interactive app.

This brochure is your guide to all the events and activities we have planned in

celebration of Snowdogs.

We invite you to take part in the Gateshead trail by starting your Snowdog discovery at Gateshead Central Library to meet Graffiti dog by graffiti artist Frank Styles. You can also collect your trail map and a Snowdog sticker from our junior library and take selfies ( or as we are calling them on the Snowdog trail ‘snowfies’)

with our Snowdog and little Snowdogs and tweet it to

@GatesheadLibs and





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