Wednesday 19th July – Wednesday 27th September 2023

Shaun the Sheep on the Tyne is a glorious celebration of everything we love about our region. It’s beautiful parks, bustling streets and public spaces will come alive with colour and conversations, as our flock of individually designed and painted Shaun the Sheep sculptures bring joy (and a little bit of mischief) to the summer of 2023.

A dedicated trail map and App will help you navigate your way to discovering each sculpture, where you can unlock a series of rewards and fun facts.

Young people from north east schools and community groups will also have an exciting opportunity to decorate their own little Shaun sculpture, which will form its own mini flock and take over venues across Tyne & Wear. This creative learning programme, sponsored by Northumbrian Water, will help to educate students on the importance of recycling and reusing precious resources.

Following the public trail, the large Shauns will be auctioned off to raise vital funds and awareness of St Oswald’s Hospice, allowing the charity to continue their vital work with north east families with life-limiting conditions.

Get Involved

Shaun the Sheep on the Tyne is for everybody! Whether you are a business interested in sponsoring a sculpture, an artist who wants to design and paint one, or a school or community group who would love to adopt a little Shaun as part of our learning programme, there are many opportunities to join the flock.

Sponsor a Shaun

Don’t miss out on this ewe-nique opportunity.

By joining the flock and taking advantage of the numerous activation opportunities, you could…

  • Build your database of opted-in contacts
  • Find new and varied audiences
  • Access endless media opportunities in the months before and during the trail
  • Generate massive social media content and activity
  • Raise your profile & brand awareness
  • Engage employees and raise team spirits
  • Increase footfall to important local attractions and assets
  • Help you achieve your CSR / B2B / social value ambition
  • Help your city and wider region to benefit from significant economic, cultural, social and wellbeing benefits
  • Raise vital funding for adults and children with life-limiting conditions accessing hospice care
  • Associate your brand with a high-profile and hugely popular event
Become a sponsor

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Your donations create real change

By being part of Shaun the Sheep on the Tyne, you will be helping to raise awareness of and funds for St Oswald’s Hospice. As a charity, St Oswald’s Hospice relies on the generosity of the North East community. Join the flock and come together to show your support as part of this exciting art adventure.

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