Hares About Town

Date(s) - 18 August 2021
12:00 am - 12:15 am




Hares About Town is a spectacular public art event in partnership with Wild in Art that will weave its way across Southend on Sea from July for 10 weeks in 2021. Hare sculptures, each one individually designed by an artist and sponsored by a business, form a free, fun, family-friendly trail of discovery for local people to explore and enjoy!

After entertaining and bringing people together, the legacy of Hares About Town continues as many of the sculptures will be auctioned to raise vital funds for a local charity Havens Hospices.

Be part of this unique event that will raise money for a much-loved local charity and deliver significant economic, social and cultural benefits to the town.

NB: TRAIL MAPS LOCATIONS (recommended charity donation of £1)

Hare- Quarters at The Royals Shopping Centre – Southend High Street (Hare merchandise available here too)

Havens Hospices Shops – across the Borough

Tourist Information Centre – Southend Pier – Western Esplanade

Rossi’s Ice Cream Parlour – Western Esplanade

Beecroft Gallery

Central Museum and Planetarium 

Southchurch Hall

The Priory 

Room Escape – Hamlet Court Road

Southend Tourist Information – Southend Pier

Harequarters at The Royals Shopping Centre

Rossi Parlour – Western Esplanade

Havens Hospices – shops across the borough 

The Forum (Southend Library)

Key Dates

Large Sculpture Trail – 1st July to 12th September

Leveret Trail           – 14th June to 12th September

Hare Restoration    13th – 23rd September

Farewell Event       24th to 26th September

Auction                   28th September