Burton's outdoor art trail
Welcome to Burton Swans
The Trail Is Live!
East Staffordshire’s first interactive, outdoor art trail, will bring a big splash of colour to Burton’s open spaces and raise funds for the YMCA.
Project manager Tilley Bancroft, from the award-winning Red Door Studios, says: “We’re delighted that we can now safely plan for the trail to run for 10 weeks with the original start date put back to the second week of August.
- To keep all visitors to the Burton Swans trail safe whilst exploring the town and discovering the artworks, please follow our guidelines.
- Observe social distancing, wait for the group before you to move on before approaching the sculptures.
- We have several interactive pieces. Please wash/sanitise hands before and after touching the sculptures.
For more details as we have them, and lots of swan crafts and project information, visit our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pagesAbout the trail
A big thank you to all the businesses who have sponsored our 25 scintillating swans. Vist our sponsors page to find out more.
Meet the artists who have helped to create this swantastic art trail
A big thank you to everyone who has helped us
Here's what they had to say :)
Burton Swans is an opportunity for artists, businesses, schools, community groups and the public to work together towards something really exciting in Burton. An opportunity to celebrate the area and to get outdoors and enjoy the town in a new way. I'm excited about helping create that sense of community.
The Brewhouse is very proud to be part of the Burton Swans project. I am very excited that the project has already gained so much support and can’t wait to see what designs the artists and schools come up with. It is a great opportunity for local artists and businesses to come together to put burton on the map.
Our Chosen Charity
Burton and District YMCA is an independent Christian charity helping people in crisis regardless of faith, gender, race or ability. The charity believes that everyone deserves a place to call home and it provides 71 rooms across three sites for people who are homeless. The YMCA also provides practical and emotional support to equip people with the skills and confidence they need to build a brighter future where they can belong, contribute and thrive in our community. A YMCA food bank, based at the Reconnect Centre on James Street in Burton, issues emergency supplies all-year round to people in crisis and four YMCA shops provide affordable furniture for families across Staffordshire and Derbyshire. In recent years the YMCA has been a lead partner in providing a winter shelter for rough sleepers.
Keep safe on the trail
We have been working with the council on new guidelines to keep everyone safe during the current pandemicRead More
Design a swan for our key-workers competition
Winning design to become one of our swan sculpturesRead More