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.


Simon Titley said...

Hand-crocheted lions? You can now knit your own Usain Bolt:

zoogwyn said...

There is another Leicestershire - lion connection. Someone was killed by a lion in Loughborough in c.15th Century. Unusual cause of death.