Following on from the success of the Lincoln Baron Trail, St Barnabas Hospice has taken the decision to be part of the Lincoln Knights’ Trail this year
St Barnabas Hospice is spending 2017 celebrating their 35th birthday, and is excited to include one of the Lincoln Knights in its plans.
The St Barnabas Knight has a brilliantly colourful design, which has been created by local artist, Lizzy Mason. Lincolnshire features and landmarks are prevalent throughout the design, with the Lincolnshire flag tying it all together.
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.
Chris Wheway, Chief Executive Officer at St Barnabas, said:
“I am delighted that St Barnabas is getting involved in the Lincoln Knights’ Trail this year, and am over the moon with our design.
“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.”
It took Lizzy a total of 120 hours to decorate the St Barnabas Knight, which she has been doing live in the Waterside Shopping Centre throughout February.
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.
“Colours and nature are two things which I love, and I wanted my design to take people away from their everyday concerns.
“Some of the popular areas of Lincolnshire which I have included in my design are the Lincoln Imp, the Boston Stump, the Coast, the Cathedral and the Castle. I have also painted the tail and mane as a rainbow to express love of life and freedom.”
The Lincoln Knights’ Trail will lead participants around the city of Lincoln, and enable them to immerse themselves in the fascinating history which the city boasts.