Snowdogs in Ashford for Wild in Art event

by My Kent Family reporter

Do your offspring go silly for the Snowdog?

A new art trail now installed in a Kent town is set to be of massive appeal to fans, both young and old, of the 2012 Raymond Briggs film The Snowman and The Snowdog.

Giant decorated models of the popular little dog are now across Ashford town centre for the Snowdogs Discover Ashford exhibition.

The 35 kooky canines will be sitting in their spots for 10 weeks, until Sunday, November 18.

The trail takes dog discoverers on a tour of the town's key locations while the temporary attractions bring with them a full programme of free events, tours and workshops for all ages.

Internationally-renowned artist Mr Doodle decorated this dog live in public before it was put on display
Internationally-renowned artist Mr Doodle decorated this dog live in public before it was put on display

Using a purpose-built app to 'collect' every dog, visitors will take in locations including the County Square Shopping Centre, Park Mall and the Memorial Gardens.

Fans will also be able to purchase exclusive memorabilia including a ‘Paint Your Own Snowdog’, keyrings and mugs. Ranges are being sold at Ashford Tourist Information and outlet Made In Ashford.

Both versions of the Snowdogs can be bought in Made in Ashford and the Tourist Information Centre.
Both versions of the Snowdogs can be bought in Made in Ashford and the Tourist Information Centre.

Emma Dove, who has created the Snowdogs 'Zeus' and 'Autumnal Tumble', said: "It has been a lot of hard work but overall a great experience, during which I've met so many artists and sponsors who've all been very supportive.

"There were lots of people looking into the studio where we were all working on our dogs, and they were all interested.

Artist Emma Dove with one of her two Snowdogs, Autumnal Tumble
Artist Emma Dove with one of her two Snowdogs, Autumnal Tumble

"It's going to be great to not only entertain the town but to also help out Pilgrims Hospices, which is really the main aim of this trail."

For more information, visit ashfordsnowdogs.co.uk

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