It's a Wrap!
Over the past three years Animated Objects have delivered The Odyssey - An Epic Adventure on the Yorkshire Coast to towns and villages spread across over 100 miles of coastline and surrounding countryside.

This short film shows some of the highlights of the project.

We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved - the thousands of volunteers and visitors; the venues and local authorities who supported the project; the freelance artists and our dedicated team who helped to keep things running smoothly.

Thanks also to the Yorkshire Coast BID who funded the project, and without whom this simply couldn't have happened.

Watch this space for our next exciting project...
Odysseus' epic journey home from the Trojan Wars has involved different chapters in towns along the coast during the winter months. From April onwards as the evenings get lighter, The Odyssey events will be taking place in the daytime.

Here are a few highlights from the winter events:
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The Trojan Horse

The Trojan Wars raged on for over a decade…
Only the hero Odysseus had a plan to bring the conflict to an end.
He had visions of a giant horse - capable of carrying a deadly secret.

In October, Animated Objects, alongside a team of over 180 volunteer makers brought The Trojan horse to life as a gigantic cardboard sculpture, alongside a festival of free family activities in Bridlington Spa.

Huge thanks to everyone involved in making it happen, and to the thousands of visitors who came along to watch it taking shape.

Take a look at our social media from early November 2022 for some really exciting news about the structure!
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The Survivor

As part of our epic reinvention of the story of the Trojan Wars, Animated Objects brought a larger than life visitor to the coast this summer.

Aura - the survivor, stood 16 feet above the crowds in Withernsea, Hornsea, Whitby, Filey, bridlington and Scarborough. Thousands of people came along to see her in action and to learn more of her story, as a young civilian survivor; displaced by the Trojan Wars in our epic reinvention of Homer's classic tales.

She then took to the road with an odyssey of her own- travelling a circular route from Scarborough to Spurn Point; then up the coast to Staithes and Boulby before returning to base, travelling through a number of towns and villages on her way and experiencing some amazing views over the countryside.

The response from audiences in each town was incredibly moving, and we would like to thank all the many volunteers; everyone in the BID team; Oakleys plant hire; East Yorkshire Buses; North Yorkshire Water Park; our event security and medical staff; and the local authorities for working with us to ensure a safe and welcoming event for visitors in every destination.

And Aura also went on to travel to Crawley in August as part of Enlive: You're Welcome by Creative Crawley. It was wonderful to showcase the creativity of Yorkshire artists and communities as part of this exciting event, and share Aura's story with a wider audience.
'The Odyssey' is a Yorkshire Coast BID project, involving communities from Spurn point to Staithes.
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