The Lions of Bath 2010 media preview event was held at the beautiful Octagon Chapel at Milsom Place in Bath on Wednesday 14th October, where our first mini pride of ten lions was revealed to the press, TV and radio! 

The Lions of Bath line up in front of Bath Cresent

The magnificent lion sculptures, which were decorated by ex-King Bladud’s Pigs sculptor Alan Dun, were filmed by BBC Points West, ITV news and BBC Radio Bristol. Bath FM, Bath Life, the Bath Chronicle and other media teams also came along to see the majestic lion sculptures unveiled for the first time.
Artist Al Greenall could be seen decorating his lion with paints from Winsor & Newton, who have offered a £500 prize to the artist of their favourite lion and also a discount card to lion artists.  BBC Points West took 'Edgar', the golden lion, (named after King Edgar – the first king of all England who was crowned in Bath in 973 AD) out into Milsom Street where bemused shoppers reacted very favourably to the news that 100 of these 6ft long sculptures would soon be roaming the streets of our World Heritage City!

Chairman of Bath and North East Somerset Council, Councillor Bryan Chalker, was one of a number of guests who added their signature to Edgar, who will be taking up residence at Bath's Christmas Market this year for members of the public to sign.

Please contact us:

  1. if you are interested in sponsoring a lion
  2. if you are an artist and would like to decorate a lion
  3. if you interested in event sponsorship
  4. if you have any other general enquiries

The Lions of Bath sculpture is launched at the Octagon in Bath

Al Greenall kicks of the painting of the first lion.

Bryan Chalker signs a lion on the hind leg.