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Hares About Town – The Trail

About the event

When: Where: Southend-on-Sea

Havens Hospices, working in partnership with Wild in Art, the UK’s leader in the production of spectacular mass-market, public art events is delighted to announce that a colourful array of giant Hare sculptures will be hopping all over town in July 2021!

Hare sculpture on the beach

Southend will host the most spectacular arts event that the town has ever seen! 30 super-sized Hare sculptures will be hopping their way into the town in what promises to be an incredibly impressive, huge art installation.  It will bring together businesses, schools, community groups, creative artists and the media, providing a thrilling opportunity for adventurers young and old – everyone will be encouraged to be involved! Several big name sponsors are already on board such as Genting Casino, Rossi, C2C, Rickard Luckin and The Royals and the project is gaining momentum daily.

The Hares will make an unforgettably stunning spectacle when the trail goes live, and after enthralling, entertaining and bringing people together, the legacy of Hares About Town continues as many of the sculptures will be auctioned to raise awareness of, and vital funds for Havens Hospices.

For more information about this event or how to become a sponsor, head to the official Hares About Town website or email

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