There are 17 Perry statues and eight digital avatars plotted around Birmingham - and with the help of some free cutting-edge Deep Screen Technology - you can enjoy a free trail across the city.
This is the first ever trail of this kind in the West Midlands where digital installations have been included. Participants will be able to interact with Perry in a 3D experience.
The custom-made LED installations will encourage participants to imitate his exercises. One of the installations is at the “eye” at New Street Station. Perry can be seen peering out and waving to passers-by to welcome them to the host city.
You can get the map for the trail at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Megastore in Centenary Square. It will include a QR code for participants to scan, giving them more information about the trail and an opportunity to donate to the Official Charity Partners of Birmingham 2022.
A 12-year-old girl, Emma Lou, who drew the original design on which Perry is based, has been excited to take part in the trail.
Emma said: “It’s amazing that a special trail has been created and that it features Perry, the mascot that I designed. I can’t wait to take part in the trail and I’m especially excited about seeing the giant digital version of Perry.”
You have until 8 August to spot them all. The campaign is aimed at encouraging families and visitors to get active and join in the celebrations.
Where to spot Perry?
The statues are located in :
St Paul’s Church
Church Street (off Cornwall Street)
Eastside Park, Curzon Street
Custard Factory, Gibb Street
Hurst Street, Kent Street
BBC, The Mailbox
Brindley Place, Oozells Square
Summer Row Birmingham 2022 Megastore (Centenary Square)
New Street (opposite the Birmingham 2022 Store)
Corporation Street (Cherry Street)
The Priory Queensway
New Street (Central)
What have the organisers said about the Perry Trail in Birmingham during the Commonwealth Games?
The trail has been created in partnership with Birmingham City Council and the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Maureen Cornish, said: “This trail is another fun way for the people of Birmingham and visitors to embrace our Proud Host City status for the Commonwealth Games.
“I hope many people discover parts of our fantastic City they haven’t been to before, and that the trail generates plenty of funding for the good causes linked to this wonderful project.”
Nicola Turner, Director of Legacy, said: “Perry’s Trail is such a fun way of exploring the city centre and such a wonderful way of celebrating Birmingham’s status as the host city for the Games. We also hope the trail will hope to raise funds for our three official charities.
“The Perry statues and digital installations look amazing and add a final flourish to all of the incredible dressing that we have seen installed over the last few weeks.
“Emma designed the perfect mascot for the Games and he has been part of celebrations across the city, the country and the Commonwealth. Thousands of local children have met Perry in recent months as he’s made special appearances and brought fun and joy to hundreds of school assemblies.”
You can find out more about Perry’s Trail, the Official Charity Partners of Birmingham 2022 and how you can get involved at birmingham2022.com/Perrys-Trail
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