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THE LANESBOROUGH JOINS KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA ART WEEK WITH 'KIDS GO WILD' EXHIBITION

Art Meets Conservation: 'Kids Go Wild' Exhibition at The Lanesborough

06.07.2024
BY WILHEMINA BOWEN
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In a groundbreaking move, The Lanesborough, London, renowned for its exquisite hospitality, announces its participation in this year's Kensington and Chelsea Art Week with a captivating addition to its Art Program. Partnering with the Knightsbridge Partnership and King's Road Partnership, The Lanesborough introduces 'Kids Go Wild', an innovative outdoor exhibition set to redefine London's cultural landscape for the summer of 2024.

The centerpiece of this family-friendly exhibition is a collection of eleven breathtaking bronze sculptures by acclaimed British and Australian artists, Gillie and Marc. Recognized as "the most successful and prolific creators of public art in New York's history" by the New York Times, Gillie and Marc's sculptures have enraptured audiences in over 250 cities worldwide. Their latest project, 'A Wild Life for Wildlife', will grace the Brompton Road and King's Road, aiming not only to delight but also to raise awareness for endangered species in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).

The exhibition invites visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in the wonders of the natural world while discovering the plight of endangered animals. Each sculpture serves as both a work of art and a poignant reminder of the urgent need for conservation efforts. Through interactive elements such as QR codes linked to detailed information about the animals depicted, families can engage deeply with the exhibition, learning about the lives, needs, and threats facing these vulnerable species.

Steven Medway, CEO of Knightsbridge bid, expressed enthusiasm for the initiative, stating, "This summer, we are proud to launch the first-ever public art trail in Knightsbridge. The eleven astonishing bronze sculptures along Brompton and King's Road promise to captivate visitors of all ages with joy and wonder. We are thrilled that The Lanesborough is incorporating this unique spectacle into their esteemed hotel, providing guests with an unexpected and enriching experience."

 
 
 
 
 
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Launching on June 14th and running through August 30th, 2024, The Lanesborough will host one of the exhibition's highlights: the Giant Tortoise. This initiative marks a significant step towards integrating wildlife conservation into urban life, reinforcing the idea that protecting our planet's biodiversity is a responsibility shared by all.

As London prepares to embrace this blend of art, education, and environmental stewardship, 'Kids Go Wild' at The Lanesborough promises to be a not-to-be-missed attraction on this year's summer cultural calendar.

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