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Where to find the Wolves in Wolves - with pictures

By Doug Wootton | Wolverhampton | Entertainment | Published:

They are the colourful new sculptures which are dotted around Wolverhampton.

Express & Star reporter Doug Wootton completed the Wolves in Wolves trail on a howling hot afternoon – but what is all the fuss about?

The Wolves in Wolves statues, all individually designed, have been set up across the city.

Overall the 4.5 mile trail proves a trek of two halves – with the first 15 wolves spaced out far and wide, and the last 15 much closer together.

The first two are located in the city centre at the Art Gallery.

Before the trail starts in earnest people are taken to the registry office at the back of the civic centre, which proved a quiet, inauspicious starting point.

Then en route to the Molineux there is a black and white sculpture sitting outside the university’s school of art.

This is where I bumped into the first people I saw on the trail.

Simon James, from Wolverhampton, was doing the walk with his partner Rachel.

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He said: “I did the Big Hoot in Birmingham, we didn’t manage them all but in my experience it just gets people out taking pictures and engaging.

“These are smaller than the owls and I don’t know if they're as good.

"We came across the dragons in Norwich by accident and something similar in Dundee. But it’s good people are out and involved.”

The gold and black wolf located in the Wolves museum window, features a collection of legendary names associated with the club and also has messages in braille and sign language.

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Another long walk takes wolf hunters to WV Active Centre, before heading to West Park, where the next wolf is located near the bandstand.

Here children were playing around the wolf, before demanding their parents take photos of them posing with the sculpture called Bayliss by Jody Lee Williams.

The next stop is outside Marston’s Brewery shop, then perhaps the most visually stunning of all the wolves – Sunset by Jemima Mantle – is positioned at the bottom of Darlington Street.

Wolves in Victoria Street, Wolverhampton Market and Snow Hill mean that by the time people reach the 14th wolf at the library, they are less spaced out and easier to find.

Other sculptures are in the Mander Centre and Wulfrun Centre.

Highlights include the West Midlands Fire Brigade sponsored Flame outside the front of the Express & Star and The Fallen located in the idyllic surrounding of St. Peter’s Garden – a tribute to all those who brave soldiers from the city who lost their lives fighting in the first World War.

Towards the end of the trail it was clear the sculptures have sparked people’s curiosity.

Twos teenagers remarked '’they’re quite cool, you know’, while children danced around them – older people tried to figure out how to take pictures on their smartphones.

A map of the wolves' locations can be viewed at wolvesinwolves.co.uk/wolves/trail.html – where it can also be downloaded and printed.

Meanwhile we have included a handy list of the locations below:

Wild by Stef Fridael – Art Gallery

Colour by Clemens Briels – Art Gallery

Love by Danielle Robotham – Register Office

Hunter by Sophie Casewell –University School of Art

Old Gold by Alex Vann – Molineux Football Stadium

The Sitting by Jasyn Lucas – WV Active Central

Bayliss by Jody Lee Williams – West Park (near band stand)

Thomas by Sunita Meen – Marston's Brewery Shop

Sunset by Jemima Mantle – Darlington Street

Support Life by Alex Vann – Victoria Street

Compton by Harriet Davies – Wolverhampton Market

Kiyiya by Jo Burgess – The Way, School Street

Rainbow by Julies Fletcher – Snow Hill

Meditation by Nigel James Kilworth – Central Library

Hope by HeadStart Team – Wulfrun Centre (atrium)

Aurora by Katie Keith – Wulfrun Centre (entrance)

Endless Opportunites by Jody Lee Williams – Metro Station

Dynasty by Laura Hickman & Kesia Pennington-Yates – Princess Street

Flame by Mark Lavender & David Miller – Express & Star

Garden by Claire Rollerson – Bus station

Wolfy McWolf by Emily Bland – Railway Drive

Sacred Grandfathers by Jasyn Lucas – Chubb Buildings

Beanstalk by Navkiran Klare – Grand Theatre

The Fallen by Claire Darke – St Peter's Gardens

Fenrir by Marie Sewell & Neil Hodgkiss – Arena Theatre, Wulfruna Street

Wolf Ver-Hampton by Moreton School – Civic Centre (main entrance)

Zeus by Highfields School – Civic Centre (piazza)

Beowulf by Parastoo Duffett – Queen Square

Mander by Julie Fletcher & Laura Hickman – Mander Centre

Claude by Belinda Maria Longden – Mobile Wolf

Doug Wootton

By Doug Wootton
Wolverhampton Reporter - @_DougWootton

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