Trooping the Corgis: Where to find Altrincham’s 50 Platinum Jubilee corgis this June

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Altrincham is hosting an incredible collection of 50 life-sized corgi sculptures as part of a special art event forming part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The Trooping the Corgis event, produced by Altrincham BID in collaboration with Inch Arts, will see the corgis displayed in shops and businesses around the town between June 1st and June 29th.

The corgi sculptures will then be auctioned to support public arts projects in the community through Inch Arts, the arts charity set up in the town 12 years ago to promote and support positive mental health and wellbeing through creativity.

The summer issue of the Altrincham Today magazine includes a special map showing the location of all the corgis, as well as details of the corgis’ names and the artists behind them.

You can pick up a copy for FREE from Jake Shoes, Altrincham Market, Waitrose, M&S in Hale, BAP on George Street, Gran T’s Coffee House, Booths, Two Brothers Coffee, Waterstones, Altrincham Garrick, The Hive and more.

The event’s launch was held at Inch Arts on May 26th, with attendees including Mayor of Trafford Councillor Chris Boyes and Stephen Slavin from headline sponsor Dandara Living.

Some of the corgis unveiled at last week’s launch event

The event includes contributions from Britain’s best loved punk poet Dr John Cooper Clarke, Russ Meehan, aka Qubek, best known for his Mancunian Bees murals, and internationally acclaimed contemporary textile and fibre artist Alice Kettle.

Many other talented artists, community groups and schools are involved.

Mandy White, Altrincham’s BID Manager, said: “We would encourage everyone to come and see the Corgis, enjoy all the town has to offer and maybe discover some businesses you’ve never visited before. There’s so much going on, not just over the Jubilee weekend but throughout the month.”

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