The Birmingham Bullrider

For I am the Rider of the Bullring Bull, The Ninety-Sock Poppet, a creature of two-dozen parents, and the giant of the caperers!image

Click Here to be taken to the Kickstarter Page

In 1972 a five and a half metre tall King Kong statue by Nicholas Monro stood at the Bullring. It was loved by the community, featured in protests, and after leaving the Bullring moved around Birmingham, visited Edinburgh and now enjoys a quiet retirement in Penrith.

Birmingham has never forgotten.

Brum loved its monkey.

So I made it a new one.

In May 2015 I launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the gargantuan poppet. In June it was funded. In July it was finished. In August it Earned its name!

First up there was the public viewing at The Big One, Home for Waifs and Strays’ final event in Unit 9 Minerva Works.


Then there was the Grand Shenanigan itself, a journey on foot from Minerva Works to The Bullring, and then on to Victoria Square, Chamberlin Square and Centenary Square

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The intention is for the poppet to continue its capers by visiting various arts establishments over the next few months – more information as this happens.


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