Unicorns to deliver history lessons …

UNICORN statues will be placed in more than 50 locations in Bristol and the surrounding area over the summer to raise money for the charity Leukaemia Care.

They will be decorated by local artists including Inkie, Silent Hobo and Holy Moly.

The art trail, named Unicornfest, is due to run from July 1 to September 3. Unicorns have been chosen because they are on Bristol’s coat of arms. The city is this year marking Bristol 650, the anniversary of a charter granted by King Edward 111 in 1373 granting it important rights and privileges. 

Unicornfest has now launched its education programme in collaboration with Bridging Histories and the Bristol History Commission. 

The education pack, a free resource written by Bridging Histories, will help students explore their personal and local histories. The programme involves poetry, recipe = creation and sharing, research of local and family history, and exploration of what it takes to be a changemaker. 

More than 40 schools and community organisations have each agreed to donate £750 to take possession of a unicorn foal which they can decorate. 

To find out more, visit the unicornfest website  https://theunicornfest.co.uk