Monday, July 30, 2012
The Lionheart Project tours the East Midlands
As part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad the Lionheart Project saw three giant hand crocheted lions travel around the East Midlands in a custom-built glass case. The sculptures reflected the region in both symbol and materials as Richard the Lionheart’s three lions crest was reproduced using wool from the Peak District.
I saw the lions at Orton Square in Leicester a few weeks ago. As this video shows, they then travelled on to Northampton - via Market Harborough, you will note.
They are now to be found in London at the Natural History Museum.