A moat-ally remarkable art trail to take over Swansea in summer 2024

Date published: 31 January 2024

A moat-ally remarkable art trail to take over Swansea in summer 2024

Swansea will be home to over 30 large castles this summer as Wales Air Ambulance is set to host the first ever mass participation event in the city.

Wales Air Ambulance is Wales’ only dedicated air ambulance Charity and relies on charitable donations to keep its helicopters in the air and rapid response vehicles on the road across Wales.

This is the first time an air ambulance charity has taken the helm of a Wild in Art project, an initiative which has become an international success story in raising charitable funds through its creative and community-focused public art.

The all-Wales Charity is passionate about its country and this event will pay tribute to the great nation, intertwining Welsh culture, art and history – something the people of Wales are extremely proud of.

Over 30 giant Castles and 30 miniature Castles, will form a trail of discovery across Swansea from Saturday 6 July until Saturday 15 September 2024, encouraging local people to explore and enjoy their city from an exciting new perspective.

Local artists, businesses, schools and community groups are all invited to be part of this moat-ally unique event which will deliver significant economic, social and cultural impacts whilst raising vital funds for Wales Air Ambulance.

Dr Sue Barnes, Wales Air Ambulance Charity Chief Executive, said: “The Wales Air Ambulance Charity is delighted to host a Wild in Art trail, the first of its kind in Swansea. Our Castles in the Sky trail will bring people together through a love of Welsh history and art.

“We aim to deliver lifesaving, advanced medical care to people across Wales, whenever and wherever they need it. But without your support, our Charity wouldn’t exist. Together we can continue to serve the people of Wales and save lives.

“Please support our Castles in the Sky trail and help us to bring it to life.”

Each giant Castle, measuring over 2 metres tall, will be individually sponsored by a business, designed by an artist and will have its own tale to tell, celebrating the vibrancy, culture and creativity that Swansea has to offer. Schools, colleges and youth groups are also invited to join the fun through adopting a miniature castle ‘a little keep-sake’ as part of a county-wide Learning Programme.

Businesses have already started to show their support, and official partners for the are include Swansea BID, Owen Group and BDP.

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  • Engage employees and raise team spirits
  • Facilitate new stakeholder relationships
  • Raise vital funds for Wales Air Ambulance
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  • Increase footfall to important local attractions
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