Saturday, June 7, 2014

Penguins pop up around Torquay harbour for summer trail

Penguins pop up around Torquay harbour for summer trail

By Herald Express  |  Posted: June 07, 2014
Picture of the miniature penguins
LINE-UP:The mini plaster of Paris penguins

PENGUINS are going to be popping up all around Torquay harbour.

The 6ins-high characters will be popping up in shops and businesses.

More than 50 mini plaster of Paris penguins have been decorated in a range of designs by Living Coasts staff and volunteers, with others created by children and friends.

Designs include a punk with a Mohican, Harry Potter, a Wagnerian Valkyrie, several versions of Superman, a ceremonial guardsman complete with bearskin, a peacock penguin and a Damien Hirst-inspired design using 1,800 rhinestones.

The penguins will be on show in shop windows around the inner harbour, forming a free, fun trail to follow.

Hayley Gibson, from Living Coasts, said: "Living Coasts is the home of the penguin, so it's fitting for our trail to feature this fabulous little bird. Many businesses are joining in, but we'd love every shop and café around the inner harbour to befriend a penguin for the summer."

The free trail runs until Tuesday, September 30. Pick up a sheet from Living Coasts or any of the businesses taking part. The prize is a Living Coasts penguin feeding experience, with real penguins.


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