Author: Helena Forrest
Author: Helena Forrest
NOW LIVE: Monday 19th June – Sunday 20th August 2023
Aldgate Connect BID is proud to join the other City BIDs in being the Official Community Partner for Morph’s Epic Art Adventure, the UK’s first step-free art trail brought to you by Whizz-Kidz.
Over 50 uniquely designed, super-sized sculptures of much-loved children’s TV character, Morph, are shapeshifting their way through central London to form an extraordinary, free public art trail alongside iconic London landmarks.
Find Aldgate Connect BID’s Morph ‘Whizz Bang!’ on Aldgate Square!
Our Morph, ‘Whizz Bang!’ was designed by Jess Perrin and draws on the feeling of excitement and wonder that children experience at a party. Featuring a rainbow base with spiky stars, circles and shapes, carved out using dark navy paint, making the shapes really pop!Find out more
The event’s 3D Morph sculptures has been inspired by the animated clay character Morph, who has been making mischief and encouraging generations of kids – and adults – to get creative since the 70s.
Morph lives on a desk, within the confines of an artist’s studio. His freedom is limited by his environment, and many of his adventures are born out of a frustration with these limitations and the challenges of being a little guy in a big world. This echoes the daily experience of many young wheelchair users, who find their freedom and independence limited by the world around them. They are restricted by inaccessible environments, people’s attitudes, behaviour and perceptions of what young wheelchair users aspire to, and can achieve.
As part of Morph’s Epic Art Adventure in London, Whizz-Kidz will use the art trail to encourage the public, business community and young people to envision what a more inclusive world might look like for young wheelchair users, and what role they might wish
to play in making this a reality. Let’s enable everyone to have epic adventures in London.
A new series on Sky Kids, ‘The Epic Adventures of Morph’ sees Morph venture out into the world, and we’d like to see the same unhindered opportunity available to all young wheelchair users across the UK.
At the end of the trail, the Morphs will be auctioned off to raise significant funds for Whizz- Kidz to support young people by providing the wheelchairs, equipment, support and confidence-building experiences they need, and campaigning for a more inclusive society.
To find out more about Morph’s Epic Art Adventure in London visit: www.morphsadventurelondon.comFind out more
Part of Aldgate Connect BID’s Summer in Aldgate Event Programme, check out full programme below:Summer in Aldgate