Wolves in Wolves: Sculptures back in den ahead of charity auction - with video

By Jessica Labhart | Wolverhampton | Wolverhampton entertainment | Published: | Last Updated:

The first Wolves in Wolves have bid their farewell this week as the popular public art event and trail has officially come to a close.

The wolves being removed.

Several of the beloved wolves sculptures were spotted being removed from their concrete blocks and wrapped in protective bubble wrap before being slowly loaded onto the back of the truck.

The wolves are the first in the city to make their journey to a secure warehouse which will now become their wolf den.

Once all stored, the wolves will go up for auction for good causes including the Mayor's charities including Central Youth Theatre, Interfaith Wolverhampton and Alzheimer’s Society Black Country, among others.

Also set to benefit is disability arts charity Outside Centre.

The wolf trail came to fruition in July this year and ended on Sunday.

At its peak, more than 50,000 trail maps were picked up by people looking to catch a glimpse of the wolves in the city, with thousands more downloaded digitally.


The sculptures have attracted thousands of people into the city centre this summer

The sculptures were painted by a raft of professional and amateur artists on a variety of themes and could be spotted anywhere from in the grounds of church gardens to in front of the Express & Star offices.

Official sponsors of the project are HeadStart Wolverhampton, Hilton Main Construction, Learn Play Foundation, Mander Centre, Marston’s Wolverhampton Civic and Historical Society, MoveCorp, Talent Match Black Country, NHS Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group, University of Wolverhampton, Yoo Recruit, West Midlands Fire Service, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Arena Theatre and Enjoy Wolverhampton.

Jessica Labhart

By Jessica Labhart

Reporter for the Express & Star, primarily covering Wolverhampton.


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