Go bananas hunting for monkeys
The festival returns for a fourth time this autumn, but it will look slightly different this year. The aim is to bring people back out onto the streets and into shops, cafes, bars and other local businesses – celebrating renaissance after Covid.
A Monkey Trail around the town featuring 35 monkey sculptures, all decorated by the community, will be placed in businesses and in windows, as an invitation to come in! All you need to do is look out for the Monkey Trail Host stickers.
All the venues hosting the mischievous monkey sculptures will have stickers and posters with a QR code to say you have found a monkey, and they will all have a useful Monkey Trail leaflet on hand, so you can track how many you still need to find. Can you challenge yourself to find all 35 of them?
At the end of the festival one person will be named the winner and receive a fabulous prize of art supplies so that they can pursue their creative passion too!
All of this will take place between 18 September and the end of November when the festival will join forces with the Wintertide Festival and have a party for the monkeys!