Artists and local community groups are coming together to celebrate Warrington hosting Papua New Guinea men’s team in the upcoming Rugby League World Cup by creating an art trail displaying the Raggiana Bird of Paradise (the national emblem of PNG).

To welcome the Papua New Guinea men’s team, who are Warrington’s resident team, an art trail around the town centre has been created, displaying the Raggiana Bird of Paradise which features on Papua New Guinea’s flag.

Five artists have been commissioned to work with five community groups to design a Bird of Paradise, based on the Raggiana Bird and reflecting the slogan ‘The Power of Together’. These have been turned into large scale pieces of public art in five different locations across the town to form a trail and photo opportunities at each.

The trail launches on Saturday 17 September to coincide with the launch of a week-long exhibition in Golden Square, Life with the Lionesses, which celebrates the development of women’s rugby league.

A map of the trail and additional information about the project is available. Hard copies of the trail map can be collected from the exhibition or libraries.

This project was sponsored by Warrington Borough Council Community Initiative Fund, Indepth Managed Services and Atkins.

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Birds of Paradise trail map