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Norwich sculpture trail to be Go Go Hares in 2018

The dragons on display before the auction
Image caption Dragons were dotted around the city for Break's most recent Go Go trail in 2015

The next sculpture trail to take to the streets of Norwich will be made up of hares, a charity has announced.

The decorated fibre glass creatures follow in the footsteps of elephants, gorillas and most recently dragons last summer.

The hares are to be unveiled in 2018, the 50th year of Norfolk charity Break, which helps vulnerable children.

Each sculpture is sponsored, decorated by an artist, group or school and auctioned once the trail ends.

The Go Go Trail figures - made up of three different designs - are due to be revealed later.

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As in previous years, the plain fibre glass figures are each given their own design, theme or character.

Alanrilla, a tribute to Norwich DJ Alan Partridge, and a Freddie Mercury-inspired Radio Go Go graced the streets of Norwich during the Go Go Gorilla trail in 2013.

Image caption More than 50 life-sized gorillas, painted by Norfolk artists, graced the streets of Norwich in 2013
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Image caption Break is yet to reveal its new fibre glass sculptures but has said the trail will be Go Go Hares in 2018
Image caption A dragon statue painted by artist Kieron Williamson at his home in Norfolk was exhibited in The Forum in Norwich in 2015

Norfolk artist Kieron Williamson, then aged 12 and nicknamed Mini-Monet, created one of the most striking dragons for last year's trail.

It sold for £20,000 at an auction which netted a total of £369,500 for the charity.

Break said that the hare was chosen because it is popular with artists and is a regular sight in the East Anglian countryside.

Fifty sculptures will make up the main trail in Norwich, with further hares being dotted around Norfolk for the first time, between June and September 2018.

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Image caption The Alanrilla was revealed to the public in time for the world premiere of Alan Partridge's Alpha Papa which was held in Norwich in July 2013
Image caption The Go Go trails began with elephants in 2008

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