The Flock sheep will be making an appearance at ZSL London Zoo this summer, alongside the well-known Aardman Animations character ‘Shaun the Sheep’! A flock of over 5000 pompom sheep have been sent from Eden to London to feature in ‘Shaun’s PomPom Parade’ exhibition and a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest display of handmade sheep.
In summer 2012 the Flock sheep were toured around Cumbrian venues and events and the artwork was seen by thousands of delighted people. Earlier this year retailer The Wool Room and Aardman Animations took inspiration from the Flock project and launched a similar project called ‘Shaun’s PomPom Parade’. Thousands more pompom sheep have since been created in support of ‘The Campaign for Wool’ and a target of 10,000 sheep set.
Shaun’s PomPom Parade will be on display at ZSL London Zoo from 30th August – 1st September, as part of the Little Creatures family festival. Over the course of three days, there will be educational displays, an exhibition showcasing the pompom sheep, spinning demonstrations and pompom making workshops. Visitors will be encouraged to make pompom sheep and add to the parade and on 1st September there will be a Guinness World Record attempt.
A special film has been created about the sheep’s journey to London Zoo! VIEW FILM