THE OWL AND THE PUSSY-CAT TRAIL

Sculpture Trail

Most people are very familiar with The Owl & the Pussy-Cat poem that tells the tale of two animals setting off to sea in a ‘beautiful pea green boat.’ But what many people do not know is that the poem, by Edward Lear, was actually written at Knowsley Hall. This fascinating fact and Lear’s connections to Knowsley are set to be celebrated throughout 2022 with a huge sculpture trail featuring 16 pairs of 2 metre-high owls and pussy-cats.

The organisers Knowsley Council and Wild in Art are keen to work with local creatives on this project to bring to life Knowsley’s cultural identity through these magical sculptures.

If you are an artist – amateur or professional – then you have an opportunity to get involved.

Click here to read Edward Lear's famous poem
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