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Wolves in Wolves pop up shop turns up in Mander Centre - with pictures and video

By Doug Wootton | Entertainment | Published:

A pop up shop has emerged in the Mander Centre celebrating the Wolves in Wolves art exhibition.

The shop on the second floor of the shopping centre, will remain in the city until September 1, offering merchandise, guidance on the wolves locations and selling art work by the artists involved.

Jo Burgess, who as well as designing the Kiyiya wolf located at The Way Youth Zone, runs the pop-up shop along side several other artists.

Wolves in Wolves pop up shop turns up in Mander Centre

The 45-year-old from Stourbridge, said: "All the artists made the wolves sculptures voluntarily so the idea is to give out some maps for people coming, merchandise and sell some of the artists work who have worked on these wolves.

"It's good to have this central hub for people. We got a lot of people asking about the 30th mobile wolf which goes to different locations across the city.

"We've had people come from all over the places. To people not from the area, we can guide them as to where they are, for the kids to buy a pencil in the school holidays and a platform for the artists."

Since the store opened, it's received more than 1,000 visitors, with people coming from across the country and even as far as Dublin to see the sculptures.

Miss Burgess added: "We had a couple from Portsmouth who came up just to see the wolves. We had someone from Dublin, Kent and the Lake District, just on the days that I've been in.

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"A lot more people than expected have come to see the wolves. Every person that has come in has been very positive about."

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

The 4.5 mile trail runs until September 24, when the majority of the sculptures will be auctioned off to raise money for several charities.

Doug Wootton

By Doug Wootton
Wolverhampton Reporter - @_DougWootton

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