Wolverhampton's Light House cinema has received a special addition to its box office in the city centre's Chubb Buildings – an eight foot tall giraffe sculpture called 'Bumble' who wears the old gold and black of the city's football team. She has created quite a stir on social media and has already been nicknamed Beyoncé!
The giraffe – originally part of the Worcester Stands Tall art trail – will join the wolf sculpture 'Sacred Grandfathers' that has been at Light House for the past year following the success of the Wolverhampton's own Wolves in Wolves trail. Both were purchased by Wulfrun Consulting who are neighbours to the Light House with their office also based in the Chubb Building. Daniel Cartwright of Wulfrun Consulting spotted the Wolverhampton Wanderers connection and recognised that the giraffe would be a boost to the campaign to save the iconic Wolverhampton venue.
The #SaveLightHouse campaign has seen ticket sales at the cinema increase by 36% compared to previous years, however, the city centre's only cinema is still facing closure unless corporate sponsors can be found to provide long term stability.
Light House CEO Kelly Jeffs greeted the new arrival saying, 'Beyoncé is definitely one of the more unusual contributions we've received as part of the #SaveLightHouse campaign, but she's the perfect addition to our eclectic venue, welcoming visitors as they arrive and keeping an eye over our gallery and pop-up craft and art shop. She's definitely a Wolves fan, and we look forward to welcoming other supporters, their friends and families who want to come to Light House, enjoy a drink in the bar and have their photo taken with her.'
The giraffe's official unveiling takes place at Light House at 1:30pm on Tue 06-Nov-18.