As the school summer holidays come to an end so does the Lincoln Knight’s Trail, which means it’s almost time to say goodbye to our sponsored Knight.
At Your Print Partner we were delighted to be involved in such an ambitious and successful public art event for the city.
We were also proud to supply the Knight’s Trail maps for this event which have been available from venues across the city. During the Anniversary of the Battle and the Sealing of the Charter of the Forest commemorations, Lincoln BIG’s staff, alongside city businesses, gave away more than 10,000 to people keen to track down each Knight’s location.
Our knight, created by talented artist Deven Bhurke, took his place as the fifth knight in the trail at the centre of St Paul’s Lane in the Bailgate area of Lincoln. Robin Hood, aka. Lincoln Green, has become a firm favourite not only here at Your Print Partner but by flocks of visiting children and adults alike. Not only starring in countless photos and selfies, Robin has also been featured in several blogs about the trail which you can find on his Twitter profile @TheRobinKnight.
Since the trail began in May, it has been a busy summer for Lincoln with the celebration of the 800th Anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln bringing a buzz to the city with a number of events running alongside the Knights’ trail.
In August, Robin Hood travelled in time to celebrate 1940’s day, surrounded by an array of family-friendly activities and music, our Knight found himself in amongst a jubilant host of 1940’s dancers. Also as the annual Steampunk Festival descended on Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter over the bank holiday wekeend, Robin was visited by our seamstress-turned-steampunk Lynda.
Thank you to everyone who came to visit, if you’ve not yet had the chance to, or want to visit again, the trail continues with the knights guarding the city’s streets until Sunday 3rd September.
That is not quite the end for our Knight; he will be re-joining his fellow knights for a Lincoln Knights’ Reunion in the grounds of the Castle where you will be able to see them for free, from September 20 to 27 between 10am and 5pm.