After the much anticipated launch of the St Barnabas Knight, it is now due to tour various locations around Lincoln
As 2017 marks the 35th birthday of St Barnabas Hospice, they decided to take part in the Lincoln Knights Trail this year, and have a brilliantly designed Knight by local artist Lizzy Mason.
The St Barnabas Knight has a colourful design, which has Lincolnshire features and landmarks throughout the design, and the Lincolnshire flag tying it all together.
St Barnabas has decided to take their Knight on a tour of Lincoln this month, and will be displaying it at their Hospice buildings and shops. This tour will take place before the St Barnabas Knight is put into position for the official Knights’ Trail. The Knight will be at the following locations:
10th – 11th April: Day Therapy Centre Reception, Hawthorn Road, Lincoln
12th – 17th April: Inpatient Unit, Nettleham Road, Lincoln
18th – 19th April: Wragby Road Shop, Lincoln
20th – 23rd April: The Forum Shop, North Hykeham
24th April: Birchwood Shop, Lincoln
The Lincoln Knights’ Trail has been created to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln and the sealing of the Charter of the Forest. There is significant importance surrounding the Battle of Lincoln, as the outcome ensured England did not fall under French rule. The Trail will lead participants around the city of Lincoln, and enable them to immerse themselves in the fascinating history which the city boasts.
Chris Wheway, Chief Executive Officer at St Barnabas, said:
“We are all very excited about the St Barnabas Knight joining the Knights’ Trail, and delighted that we are able to display it for our patients and supporters to view before the Trail begins.
“Lizzy has really captured the heart of Lincolnshire in her creation, which made it the ideal choice for us.
“It is such a brilliant way to celebrate our 35th birthday, as we want to celebrate with the whole of Lincolnshire, in the community that we serve.”
When asked about her artwork, Lizzy responded:
“I am pleased to be painting a knight for a local charity, having grown up in Lincolnshire. It is a delight to give back to the community with my love of art and Lincolnshire’s great beauty and enchanted lands.
“It took me 120 hours to decorate the Knight, which I was doing in the Waterside Shopping Centre so that members of the public could watch it all come together.”
St Barnabas would like as many people as possible to come and see the Knight in one of the Lincoln shops, so make sure you bring some money with you and you might be able to grab a bargain at the same time!