What happens when you mix everyone's favourite engineer with everyone's favourite sheep?
Brunel University London are very proud to be sponsoring Br-ewe-nel as part of Shaun in the City, an exciting new art trail in aid of Wallace & Gromit's Children's Charity, which supports children in hospitals across the UK. Visitors to London can find Br-ewe-nel grazing outside the Tate Modern. As well as supporting a charity whose work ties in closely with our strong research profile in health, Br-ewe-nel represents our continued commitment to supporting public art projects.
Staff and students from the university will be looking after Br-ewe-nel as official shepherds of the flock during the course of the trail, keeping him clean and tidy and sharing their photos and selfies on social media using #BrEWEnel and #shauninthecity. This is just one of hundreds of volunteering roles undertaken by staff and students through our Brunel Volunteers programme. Brunel has a strong commitment to promoting volunteering within our community, with volunteering hours for students leading to an official award which is also included on a students HEAR record.
In May students will have a further opportunity to connect with their inner sheep during the upcoming Brunel Festival, when they will get the chance to take part in an Aardman model making workshop to craft their own Shaun.
If you'd like to take part in the trail yourself then download the official app for Android or iPhone, and see how many of the dozens of Shaun sculptures you can spot.
The Shaun in the City campaign will run until 25 May. After this he will appear once more in the grand exhibition in Covent Garden in October when all the Shaun sculptures are auctioned off in aid of charity.