New for 2019 and a first for the North East – Walking with The Snowman is heading to Middlesbrough from Saturday 2nd November to Saturday 4th January!
The enchanting, family-friendly, walkable trail features twelve incredible sculptures of Raymond Briggs’ famous character from The Snowman, and each sculpture will be painted by different artists in the theme of the 12 Days of Christmas!
This is a really special addition to this year’s Magical Middlesbrough Christmas events calendar and the perfect photo opportunity to capture all twelve of the sculptures in the North East for the very first time.
Wrap up warm, head to the town centre and pick up one of the free official Trail Map booklets from one of the following locations; Middlesbrough Town Hall, Central Library, Cleveland Centre, Baker Street Kitchen, or Psyche, and follow the path of the twelve beautifully painted snowmen that are all waiting to meet you.
The twelve artists that have been commissioned to decorate the sculptures hail from across the country, and three of them hail from Middlesbrough.
Middlesbrough born and bred, Adam Michael Worton has painted the first Snowman on the trail, A Partridge in a Pear Tree, which based at the start of the trail at Central Library in Centre Square. Michael is a talented freelance artist and creates a wide range of work including licenced Star Wars and Marvel designs.
Becki Harper also hails from Middlesbrough and has painted Nine Ladies Dancing which you will be able to spot at Hillstreet Centre. Becki’s work features traditional techniques such as using watercolours and hand painting.
Susan Noble has painted the eleventh Snowman on the trail, which is of course, Eleven Pipers Piping. Susan is originally from Middlesbrough and now lives in Saltburn where she practices her love of art and print making.
Don’t forget to send us your selfies with each Snowman sculpture, and make sure you’re using the hashtag #TheSnowmanWalkBoro so you can tag us in your photos, share your stories of adventure with us and let us know which sculpture you love the best!