After delighting thousands of lion fans from all over the world this summer, it’s time to say farewell to the Lions of Windsor and Maidenhead pride
After three months delighting fans of all ages, the Lions of Windsor & Maidenhead sculpture trail will end on 27 October and the life-sized felines will return to the Lion’s Den for artists to groom into tip-top condition before the ‘Lions Roar Goodbye’ weekend.
The ‘Lions Roar Goodbye’ auction preview will see the full pride displayed in Windsor on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November, allowing lion fans to say their farewells to the beautifully decorated lion and cub sculptures and choose which they may like to bid for at the charity auction.
Lisa Todd, Creative Director, Lions of Windsor, said, “The event team has been overwhelmed by the number of high-profile artists wanting to be part of the Lions of Windsor and Maidenhead art trail, the incredible number of visitors who have come to see the pride and the worldwide press interest in this public art event. We are expecting thousands of people to attend the Roar Goodbye weekend, where the giant pride will be gathered together for the first and last time and visitors can decide which lions, they might like to bid for at the Charity Gala Auction.”
As well as the magnificent pride of life-sized lions, the ‘Roar Goodbye’ auction preview weekend will include an exhibition of lion artists’ work, design-a-lion workshops, face painting, live entertainment, competitions, “Antiques Roarshow” valuations from Dawson’s auctioneers and exclusively designed lion merchandise.
Lions Roar Goodbye Weekend tickets are; £5 for adults, £3 for children (free for under 5s) available via Eventbrite
Following the Roar Goodbye preview weekend, 38 lions and cubs will be sold at the charity gala auction, hosted by broadcaster and comedian Tim Brooke-Taylor OBE and conducted by Christie’s Auctioneer Hugh Creasy, with live performances by ‘Lion King’ and ‘Motown the Musical ‘ performers David Albury and Cherelle Williams.
To reserve your ticket or for further information about online or phone bidding, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lionsofwindsor.org/the-auction
‘LIONS ROAR GOODBYE’ Auction preview weekend – 9 and 10 November 2019
Saturday 9 November 10.00 – 18.00 and Sunday 10 November 11.00 – 1700
10-11 Windsor Yards
Visitors are invited to bring lions and other antiques to the “Lions Roadshow” valuations which will be offered by Dawson’s auctioneers for a donation to Lions of Windsor. Small items should be brought to the event and larger pieces should be photographed as space is limited.
Roar Goodbye Weekend tickets are; £5 for adults, £3 for children (free for under 5s) available via Eventbrite
Charity Gala Auction – Thursday 28th November – 19.00 – 23.00
Thirty one large lion sculptures and seven smaller lion cubs, as well an undecorated lion that the winning bidder can agree a bespoke design to be painted by Windsor artists Lisa Todd and Liv Clarke, will be auctioned by Hugh Creasy, Christie’s Business Director at the Runnymede on Thames Hotel and Spa, Windsor Rd, Egham on 28 November 2019.
The evening will be hosted by actor and comedian Tim Brooke-Taylor OBE.
Tickets are £70 to include a champagne reception, three course bowl food, wine on the table, cheese platter, lion chocolates, auction catalogue and entertainment from West End performers David Albury and Cherelle Williams.
The auction will be live streamed by UK Auctioneers for online bidders and telephone and absentee bidding will also be available.
To find out more about the auction, online and phone bidding and to reserve auction tickets, email email@example.com
100% of event profits will be donated to the following charities;
Thames Hospice www.thameshospice.org.uk
Look Good Feel Better www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk
The Lions Club of Windsor http://www.windsorlions.co.uk