The Wild at Art team are back in Manchester to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of ‘The Snowman’.

The team that were behind the Bee in the City trail, which captured the hearts of the people in Manchester, are coming to Salford this Christmas to create sculptures from Raymond Briggs’ famous festive story.

‘Walking with The Snowman’ is a seasonal sculpture trail which will take place at MediaCityUK from Thursday 22nd November 2018 lasting until Sunday 6th January 2019.


A total of twelve unique giant snowmen will be featured in the trail with each one being based from the song ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’. Each snowman sculpture is being designed and decorated by talented artists, which will then be auctioned off at the end of the trail to raise funds for BBC Children in Need.

Lois Cordelia, a mixed media artist who has created the 11 Pipers Piping Snowman, said: “It means so much to people [the film], they grew up with it, it is something that evokes Christmas and the festive season.”

A further 40 smaller snowmen will be added to the trail from December 8th. Thy have been designed by local children and young people as part of an inspiring learning programme supported by Salford City Council.

With themes of friendship, imagination and adventure, ‘The Snowman’ is the ultimate Christmas story to explore with family and friends. So grab your snow boots, wrap up warm and get ready to go on a magical Christmas adventure.

You can text to donate to BBC Children in Need as part of the annual appeal. Text donations close on 31st December 2018.

To donate £5, text DONATE to 70405

To donate £10, text DONATE to 70410

To donate £20, text DONATE to 70420

For more information about sponsoring a giant Snowman sculpture or to find out about the Learning Programme visit

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