Free immersive family art trail arrives in MediaCityUK

Based on best-selling picture book Luna Loves Art, the trail includes six artworks by Fiona Lumbers for families to find around MediaCityUK
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A brand-new, free family trail based on the best-selling picture book Luna Loves Art, has been unveiled in MediaCityUK.

Designed for families to enjoy outside whilst exploring shops and restaurants as they re-open, the Luna Loves Art Family Trail sees six artworks for families to find whilst enjoying the public spaces around MediaCityUK.

Each piece of art is inspired by pieces from the original book, written by Joseph Coelho and with illustrations by Fiona Lumbers.  

The trail, featuring artwork by Fiona, will not only take over buildings, but advertising boards and poster sites around MediaCityUK.

Luna Loves Art shows young readers that families come in all shapes and sizes, and by bringing the art from the book to life in installations around MediaCityUK I really hope those families can get outside and enjoy themselves finding the art as much as I have creating it,” said Fiona. 

“We are very excited to see Luna Loves Art come to life in MediaCityUK,” said Josie Cahill from MediaCityUK.

“We are a place which inspires creativity in all ages, and we hope these giant illustrations taken from the book will spark the imagination of those taking part in the immersive art trail and that the memories these children will make will inspire a next generation of storytellers and future creatives.”

As part of the trail, publisher Andersen Press will offer five prize packs of signed Luna Loves books for those who share images on social media tagging @AndersenPress with the hashtag #LunaLovesArt.

Discounted copies of Luna Loves Art by Joseph Coelho and Fiona Lumbers will be available at Quayside MediaCityUK Customer Services point as part of the trail. 

“This year has been a big one for Luna, with the release of Luna Loves World Book Day topping the charts already, but to see Fiona Lumbers’ incredible art blown up to these huge, bright pieces is a real highlight – here’s hoping that as families come out of lockdown they can pick up a copy of the book, and enjoy themselves on the trail whilst enjoying a bit of art too,” said Paul Black from Andersen Press.

More information and trail maps are available at mediacityuk.co.uk/whats-on.

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