Covent Garden is usually packed out with tourists and freaky street artists but from tomorrow, herds of sheep will be let loose on those cobbled streets. Well, sort of. You won't have to worry about stepping in farmyard animal poo because we're talking about 120 Shaun the Sheep sculptures, which will be on display at the Covent Garden Piazza September 24-27. Following two ‘Shaun in the City’ art trails in London and Bristol, the sculptures are flocking back to the big smoke before being auctioned off on October 8 for Wallace & Gromit’s Children's Charity.
The five-foot tall sculptures were designed by celebrities, artists and brands including supermodel David Gandy, Red or Dead founder Wayne Hemingway, fashion designer Dame Zandra Rhodes and DreamWorks Animation. If you fancy taking one of these bad boys home with you, you can register for the auction here. Don't be sheepish now.
Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E. September 24-27.
For more animal magic, take a look at these 11 incredible photos from the ZSL Animal Photography Exhibition.