TV presenters will oversee the auction of the GoGoDiscover sculptures

Published:
15:00 September 25, 2022



After 10 weeks of entertainment for more than half a million people across Norfolk and Norwich, 60 T.rex and mammoth sculptures will soon go under the hammer at Norwich Cathedral.

This summer’s GoGoDiscover run came to an end on September 10, as the sculptures were returned to their enclosures for a bit of TLC ahead of the auction on Wednesday, September 28.

Hosted by auctioneers Charles Hanson and Natasha Raskin Sharp, TV shows Bargain Hunt, Flog It and Antiques Roadshow, all proceeds will go to local charity Break to eradicate the gigantic expectations faced by young adults leaving the supported.


The GoGoDiscover auction will be hosted by auctioneers Charles Hanson and Natasha Raskin Sharp, TV shows Bargain Hunt, Flog It and Antiques Roadshow
– Credit: Break

There will be 39 T.rex, 18 Steppe Mammoth and three Breakasurau sculptures up for auction. Each has a story to tell with artists across the UK having put their creative stamp on the design. The 60 lots also include a white mammoth and a T.rex, ready to get their own work of art.

Auction attendees can expect an enjoyable evening thanks to sponsors Norfolk Cottages, with a sparkling reception and canapes, or potential bidders can participate from home via an online auction portal or by telephone.

Either way, those who succeed will not only get a spectacular sculpture for their home, garden or business, but will also help raise crucial funds for Break.

Rachel Cowdry, CEO of the charity, said: “I have really enjoyed seeing the excitement and color the sculptures have brought to our county. The trail helps Break continue the important work we do to improve the lives of the young people we support.

“The funds raised through this auction will mean that when a young adult leaves care and takes that gigantic leap to independence, we will be able to provide the lifelong support they need to enjoy a future. bright and prosperous.”


Ziggy Starusk

Ziggy Startusk, designed and sponsored by Production Bureau, was based on Coltishall Common
– Credit: Break

The evening begins at 6 p.m. and the auction at 7 p.m. Tickets and the online catalog of available sculptures are available at break-charity.org.

For those unable to attend, the auction will be streamed live on GoGoDiscover’s Facebook page, along with updates throughout the evening.


Breaking Charity

Break is an East Anglian charity which supports vulnerable children, young people and families
– Credit: Break

Breakasaurus Program

The 100 Breakasaurus sculptures that formed the Learning and Community Program lurked across Norwich.

The T.rex mini-sculptures, sponsored by Dipple and Conway, have allowed local schools and community groups to unleash their creativity and come up with beautiful designs.


  Breakasaur Sculptures

One hundred Breakasaurus sculptures formed the learning and community program
– Credit: Break

“The Learning and Community program aims to inspire creativity and imagination, nurture trust and bring communities together,” says Tracey Warnes, GoGoDiscover Coordinator.

“Over 12,000 children and young people participated in decorating a Breakasaurus sculpture and it was fantastic to see their creations. I have loved working with all the different organizations that have been involved and it is wonderful to see all the different stories that can be told through the creativity of young people.

“It also reminds people of the work Break does to build the confidence, skills and independence of the young people we support.”

Most Breakasaurus sculptures will now return to the schools or groups where they were created – to inspire young people for generations to come.

However, three sculptures – Graffiti Rex, Nor Rex City and Pup – will be available for auction.


Chantry Place GoGoDiscover

Chantry Place Shopping Center in Norwich is a Presenting Partner of the 2022 GoGoDiscover Journey
– Credit: Archant