Burton's outdoor art trail

Welcome to Burton Swans

COVID 19 Update.

We have taken the decision to postpone the launch of the Burton Swans trail due to the current situation, but we will absolutely be going ahead when it is safe to do so. Our thanks for to our fantastic Swansors and incredible artists for their patience at this time.

We can’t wait to launch our amazing project for you all to enjoy, watch this space!
For more details as we have them, and lots of swan crafts and project information, visit our FacebookInstagram and Twitter pages.

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Our Sponsors

A big thank you to everyone who has helped us

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Here's what they had to say :)

Red Door

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.

Latest News

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After months of development, the Burton Swans team is excited to see the first sheet of wood cut by sculptor Simon Watson.

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Our very first swan has had her final coat of varnish and is ready for her photo shoot!

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Simon, Tilley and the wonderful team at Idverde helped us transport our giant swan around well-known landmarks in Burton for her first photo shoot.

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