BRISTOL is going unicorn crazy this summer as a new charity art trail gets into full swing.
Sixty statues of the mythical creatures have been sited across the city for Unicornfest, which is raising money for Leukaemia Care.
They have been decorated by local artists as part of Bristol’s 650th anniversary celebrations.
Dozens of smaller unicorn ‘foals’ painted by school children have also gone on display.
In the first days of the trail, several of the unicorns, including Nova in Gloucester Road near The Arches, were damaged but organisers have acted swiftly to repair them.
Visitors have been urged not to climb on the statues or touch their horns but simply to look at or take photos. Every breakage takes away from money being raised to help leukaemia patients and their families.
The trail lasts nine weeks, until early September. Paper maps are available at a number of sites across the city and a pdf copy can be downloaded from the Unicornfest website. There is an app too.
Donations can be made by scanning QR codes on the unicorns or by texting the word UNICORNFEST to 70580 to donate £5.
Among the unicorns in our area are those at the cricket ground and Memorial Stadium, and on Gloucester Road near the Berkeley Road junction.
Foals, including those from Sefton Park, Cotham, Elmlea and Henleaze Junior schools are on display at IKEA. Others can be found in The Galleries and Sparks in Broadmead.