Blaze of dragons all set to fire up Norwich
Most of the colourful clan are now all lined up ready for their early morning journey into the city, and it is hoped they will all be in place by 11am tomorrow. A small army of volunteers will be helping the winged warriors on their way, with Ridgeons providing the lorries to transport the fire-breathing beasts.
Eighty-four decorated dragons will feature in the trail, which is being brought to Norwich by children’s charity Break and Wild in Art.
GoGoDragons! project manager Martin Green said: “This is the emotional bit really. I feel like a parent to a flock of dragons about to be released. This is the point where everyone can enjoy what we have been putting together over all these months. This is the culmination of 15 months of work.”
He added: “We would not have been able to have put this trail together if it wasn’t for the artists, the sponsors, the local communities, the schools. Everyone involved in GoGoDragons! should be really proud of what we have achieved.
“We have tried to make sure we have got some of the best art around on these amazing dragon canvases, and we hope as many people as possible will go out and enjoy the trail we have created for children’s charity Break.”
A handful of the dragons were put in place yesterday, including Bling, who is taking up residence at Norwich Market, and the Maddermarket Theatre’s dragon GoGoMadder. However all the dragons will be covered up until Sunday.
The trail will run until September 5, and on October 1 the dragons will be auctioned off at The Forum to raise funds for Break.
Free trail maps are available at venues across the city and online at www.gogodragons.co.uk