Bears of Sheffield

Bears of Sheffield is coming to Sheffield. Summer 2021

The sculpture trail is back for another year as bears are set to take to the streets of Sheffield in 2021. We can’t wait to see you all there and for you to meet the Bears.

The Bears of Sheffield is a public arts exhibition which will unite the city whilst celebrating everything that is wonderful about Sheffield and its surrounding areas. Coordinated by The Children's Hospital Charity, the trail will bring together businesses, communities, artists and schools whilst supporting Sheffield Children’s Hospital. The Bears are currently being brought to life by artists of all ages, both professional and amateur, and they are set to make a dramatic entrance in July 2021.

The Bears of Sheffield will showcase 60 big and 100 little bear sculptures in both indoor and outdoor locations. The enjoyment and health and safety of everyone taking part has always been our top priority. Lots of work has already gone into preparing for the trail so it can be enjoyed by everyone safely, here are a few examples of what we are doing behind the scenes:

  • You will not need to scan a QRcode when collecting bears on your account. You will simply need to be within 5m distance of the sculpture, encouraging social distancing.
  • All locations are being assessed and how they can encourage social distancing.
  • Indoor locations are being readdressed to ensure social distancing can be achieved, but more work is needed to find the right solution for every bear.
  • Touching sculptures will be discouraged.
  • Clusters of Bears will be limited which may mean more steps and walking between each sculpture.
  • We are working closely with Sheffield City Council and other partners to ensure the project adheres to government guidelines 

What the bears will fund! 

The bears will raise vital funds to transform the Cancer and Leukaemia ward at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. The department treat children from babies through to 19-year olds, in South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and as far south as Northampton. One of twenty principle treatment centres in the UK, we care for children with cancer and Leukaemia as well as patients who have other blood problems such as bleeding and inherited disorders.

For many of our families home is wherever their child is, together we can create a new home which caters for all ages and will help some of our most vulnerable children in our society.

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