HARE ALL ABOUT IT!
Hares About Town is a spectacular public art event in partnership with Wild in Art that will weave its way across Southend on Sea, the seafront, High Street through to Priory Park – The town will be filled with giant Hare sculptures!
July 1st until 12th September 2021 – 10 whole weeks!
These beautiful Hare sculptures, each one individually designed by an artist and sponsored by a business, form a free, fun, family-friendly trail of discovery for local people to explore and enjoy!
In addition to the big hare sculptures we have over 50 Leverets (baby hares) that have been designed and created by over 40 schools and community groups across the Borough. These Leverets will form their own trail in Southends’ cultural hotspots slightly earlier than the above trail – from the 14th June. more information
Following the trail, the Hares will be whisked off for a little makeover, before coming together again, along with the leverets to form a wonderful exhibition at our Farewell Event more information
After entertaining the public and bringing people together, the legacy of Hares About Town continues as many of the sculptures will be auctioned to raise vital funds for a local charity Havens Hospices.
Be part of this unique event that will raise money for a much-loved local charity and deliver significant economic, social and cultural benefits to the town. Sponsor information
NB: TRAIL MAPS LOCATIONS (recommended charity donation of £1)
Hare- Quarters at The Royals Shopping Centre – Southend High Street (Hare merchandise available here too)
Havens Hospices Shops – across the Borough
Tourist Information Centre – Southend Pier – Western Esplanade
Rossi’s Ice Cream Parlour – Western Esplanade
Room Escape – Hamlet Court Road
Southend Tourist Information – Southend Pier
Harequarters at The Royals Shopping Centre
Rossi Parlour – Western Esplanade
Havens Hospices – shops across the borough
The Forum (Southend Library)
Large Sculpture Trail – 1st July to 12th September
Leveret Trail – 14th June to 12th September
Hare Restoration 13th – 23rd September
Farewell Event 24th to 26th September
Auction 28th September