Over the Summer of 2021 our friends at BloominArt CIC have worked with community groups, which represent the diversity, energy and pride in the town, to decorate 35 fibreglass monkey sculptures.

From 18th September the monkeys will be placed in businesses across Hartlepool as part of the first ever festival Monkey Trail. A variety of businesses have kindly volunteered to be monkey hosts, whereby they display one of the community designed monkeys for the duration of the festival.

Details of the monkey hosts and which community groups who designed the monkeys can be found below. The trail is also available via Google Maps so you can plan your route.



Opening times for the businesses will differ, so please check opening times before you set off. Most will be visible by the windows but there will be a few instances, such as Hartlepool Community Hub Central, where the monkeys are inside due to the windows being frosted.