A new art trail will be stomping into Birmingham next summer, aptly named ‘Bulls in the City’.

Birmingham Hospice has partnered with Wild in Art, a global producer of art trails, to create a new, showstopping trail for Birmingham in the summer of 2025.

To celebrate the launch of the trail, businesses and organisations are invited to an exclusive event at Millennium Point on Wednesday 26 June to learn more about getting involved in this incredible event through sponsorship opportunities.

Businesses are able to register for a free ticket here: www.birminghamhospice.org.uk/trail-tickets

The trail itself is inspired by the iconic Bullring bull, created by sculptor Laurence Broderick. Next summer will see a herd of fibreglass bull sculptures take over the city, eventually being auctioned off to raise money for Birmingham Hospice.

With sites in Selly Park and Erdington, Birmingham Hospice supports local people living with a terminal diagnosis, offering expert palliative and end of life care for free to communities in and around Birmingham.

As part of this exciting partnership between the hospice and Wild in Art, the name and logo for the trail have now been revealed, as well as a 3D model of what the sculptures will look like.

The impressive sculptures will measure 2.25m long and 1.18m tall. Like Broderick’s design, the sculptures show the animal turning in motion, representing the strength, persistence and determination of the city of Birmingham and its people.

“The sculptures look fantastic, and we are so excited to see the full herd bring colour and artistry to our great city,” said Rebecca Richards, Senior Events Manager at Birmingham Hospice.

“Bulls in the City felt like the perfect name for Wild in Art’s seventh trail in Birmingham, and our first.

“The bull is a symbol of pride, which reflects the feeling in the city since the Commonwealth Games in 2022 and the creation of Ozzy the bull who now lives in Birmingham New Street Station.

“Our trail isn’t just based on any bull though; the sculpture has been made to look like Laurence Broderick’s The Guardian, so it is easily recognisable as our very own Birmingham Bull.”

‘Bulls in the City’ will create a journey of discovery around the city that is free, family friendly, and open to all.

Schools and community groups will have the chance to decorate smaller sculptures that will first be displayed in clusters around the city and later returned to them as a legacy of the project. A complementary, bespoke learning programme will also be available to participating schools.

Businesses and organisations are able to support the project through sponsorship of the larger sculptures which will be decorated by local and national artists.

Businesses, schools and community groups can register their interest at www.birminghamhospice.org.uk/wild-in-art