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While Shepherds Watch their FLOCK by night…

The Flock sheep will be taking up residence in an empty shop in Penrith as part of the Penrith Winter Festival. The sheep recently visited London Zoo to join in with a Guinness World Record attempt but will make their way home to Penrith for this festive themed display. Visit the sheep grazing under a star lit sky from 30th November – 31st December in Angel Lane, Penrith.

There will also be a ‘lost sheep’ trail for you to join in with, download the entry form and help round up the sheep! DOWNLOAD FORM


Flock to London Zoo

The Flock sheep will be making an appearance at ZSL London Zoo this summer, alongside the well-known Aardman Animations character ‘Shaun the Sheep’! A flock of over 5000 pompom sheep have been sent from Eden to London to feature in ‘Shaun’s PomPom Parade’ exhibition and a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest display of handmade sheep.

In summer 2012 the Flock sheep were toured around Cumbrian venues and events and the artwork was seen by thousands of delighted people. Earlier this year retailer The Wool Room and Aardman Animations took inspiration from the Flock project and launched a similar project called ‘Shaun’s PomPom Parade’. Thousands more pompom sheep have since been created in support of ‘The Campaign for Wool’ and a target of 10,000 sheep set.

Shaun’s PomPom Parade will be on display at ZSL London Zoo from 30th August – 1st September, as part of the Little Creatures family festival. Over the course of three days, there will be educational displays, an exhibition showcasing the pompom sheep, spinning demonstrations and pompom making workshops. Visitors will be encouraged to make pompom sheep and add to the parade and on 1st September there will be a Guinness World Record attempt.

A special film has been created about the sheep’s journey to London Zoo! VIEW FILM


Flock Exhibition Launch

Everyone who visited the first Flock installation at Rheged Centre in Cumbria were surprised and delighted by the display. 2500 people visited the Flock during its 10 days at Rheged, with people travelling from far and wide to see it. The exhibition was launched by the shepherdess Alison O’Neill along with her lambs and sheepdog. Visitors were invited to make their own sheep in the “sheep making area” and add it to the installation to help us reach our 5000 target. By the end of the Flock stay at Rheged we counted 4919 sheep so will be encouraging people to continue adding to the installation at it tours.

The flock will be on display at Farfield Mill in Sedbergh 2 May-10 June and at Woolfest in Cockermouth on 22-23 June. We will be announcing venues and dates for summer and autumn soon!