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One year on GoGoHaremione returns to the Millennium Library

Look who has hopped up to say hello at the Forum.

One year on from her official unveiling GoGoHaremione has made a welcome return to the children’s library in Norwich this March.

Haremione At The Library 2

GoGoHaremione, one of the most popular Hares on the 2018 GoGoHares trail, has been on a tour of Norfolk and has hopped into the Millennium Library at The Forum where she’ll be on display until mid-April.

 

After buying Haremione at the charity auction, sponsors and owners, Dipple & Conway Opticians have sent the sculpture on a tour of Norfolk. So far, she’s spent time with residents at Westfields Care Home in Swaffham and greeted film fans at Cinema City in Norwich. This March, Haremione’s hopped back to where her adventure began, with a month-long stay at the Millennium Library.

 

Emma Conway, brand co-ordinator at Dipple & Conway says; “Haremione is a hare with lots of stories to share, so the children’s library was the perfect backdrop for her grand unveiling last March, before the GoGoHares trail officially launched in June.

 

“Along with lots of GoGoHares fans, we fell in love with Haremione. And after casting her spell over us, we couldn’t resist buying her at the Break charity auction.  But rather than keep her all to ourselves, we wanted to share her magic so she’s been on a rather exciting tour! After staying in Westfields in Swaffham, and Cinema City, it made perfect sense to include a stop-off at the Millennium Library, the place where we first unveiled Haremione’s spellbinding design.

 

“For people or visitors to Norwich who didn’t get a chance to catch sight of Haremione first time around, now’s their chance. Our feisty hare will be sitting in the children’s library until the middle of April, settled amongst fine works of children’s fiction. Why not hop in and read her your favourite chapter from the Harry Potter series. She’ll be all ears! Or take a closer look at her, and you’ll discover lots of familiar Harry Potter icons too, from chocolate frogs, to flying keys and maybe even Hedwig the Owl! Haremione has lots of stories to tell, and we hope young readers will have lots of fun seeing her again.”

 

GoGoHaremione was painted by talented Norwich artist Jo Fiske. With a genuine love for J.K Rowling’s books, Jo painted an intricate, stunning design with lots of Harry Potter icons and characters hidden all over the sculpture, making her one of the most popular Hares on the 2018 trail.

 

Kath Griffiths; Locality Manager at the Millennium Library adds; “We were delighted to host the launch event for GoGoHaremione last year and we are doubly delighted she has returned to visit us until mid-April! We recently refurbished our Early Years Children’s Library so it’s been an exciting time for children in our library and the visit of GoGoHaremione will only add to that excitement. Artist Jo Fiske has done a fantastic job bringing the joy and wonder of Harry Potter to life, and we are also very grateful to Dipple & Conway Opticians for allowing GoGoHaremione to hop on back to the library – we’ve missed her!”

 

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Break charity organised the GoGoHares trail in partnership with Wild in Art. Haremione was part of a 68-strong trail of sculptures, which saw 50 Hares placed around the city between June and September, with a further 18 leverets located in Norfolk’s rural communities and towns. The auction in October raised more than £400,000 for Break, with Haremione fetching £11,000. The money raised from the auction will fund Break’s moving on team who support young care leavers aged between 16 to 18 to live independently after leaving the care system.

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