Pride in Bournemouth 2011

July 5, 2011

There are currently 50 lion sculptures scattered around the streets of Bournemouth in a public art event called Pride in Bournemouth 2011. Each lion is sponsored by a local business and decorated by local artists before being placed at various locations around the town. The lions will be auctioned off on 18th September 2011 with the 75% of the net proceeds being donated to The Born Free Foundation and Julia’s House charities.

I couldn’t resist taking some time this weekend to try and find them all.  Some were much easier to find and photograph than others! :)

Find out more on the Pride in Bournemouth website.

There is a PDF document with the lion locations and some information about the lion’s name, artist and sponsor which is available on the Pride in Bournemouth website and I have also put a copy here.

NOTE:
* You may notice that there are only 49 photos in the gallery and there is supposed to be 50 lions.  Well quite simply there was one lion I was just unable to find.  I spent some time wandering around the area it is supposed to be but I couldn’t see it, so I am assuming it was not there for some reason. I have emailed the organisers to find out.

** You might also notice that lion number 15 is not actually in the shot, the plinth is there but the lion has been removed.  I am guessing this may be due to vandalism but hopefully it will be back soon.  If it returns I will update the shot.

2011/07/24Both of the missing lions have now been photographed and added to the gallery.

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  • Domenickphotography

    I think it’s fantastic and tenacious of you to have gotten all of these lions. What are you going to do with this set? Just looking at them again. What a fantastic project!

  • Domenickphotography

    I think it’s fantastic and tenacious of you to have gotten all of these lions. What are you going to do with this set? Just looking at them again. What a fantastic project!

  • Paul Domenick

    it’s so funny, but “Pride” here in the states would mean something completely different. it’s all the same, though.

  • http://www.markjp.com Mark J P

    It means the same thing here too Paul, in fact on the weekend I was out photographing some of the lions the 2011 Pride festival was happening in Bournemouth. :)

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