The Red Dragon Centre : The ultimate entertainment destination in Cardiff BayThe Red Dragon Centre : The ultimate entertainment destination in Cardiff Bay

Launch Menu Launch Menu

Red carpet entrance for a ‘Snow’ Star

| by | News

The Red Dragon Centre has been transformed into Hollywood, or rather Holly-woof, as we welcomed our very own Snowdog, ‘Oscar’ this weekend. Tinsletown icons, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe were on hand to roll out the red carpet and give Oscar a celebrity entrance including his very own Walk of Fame star – fittingly alongside the Centre’s plush venues including ODEON cinema and Hollywood Bowl.

Oscar is part of the much hyped spectacular art trail, Snowdogs: Tails in Wales, which has been organised by children’s hospice charity Tŷ Hafan, public art producers Wild in Art and Penguin Random House and is inspired by THE SNOWMAN™ AND THE SNOWDOG, the animated sequel to Raymond Briggs’ iconic picture book and film THE SNOWMAN™.

More than 40 charming 1.5m tall sculptures have been placed at South Wales’ most iconic locations and each has their own unique design with Oscar’s suitably smart façade created by professional prop maker, Maria Shrigley.
Along with all the sponsors, The Red Dragon Centre will now take part in a 10 week-long fundraising campaign to raise money for Tŷ Hafan to support children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

With all pups now in place, members of the public can follow the trail by downloading the Snowdogs: Tails in Wales app or by following the map which will be available from Tŷ Hafan shops, Visit Cardiff outlets and from the Snowdogs: Tails in Wales website. Upon finding a Snowdog, avid trail-hunters will be able to unlock a reward on the app and access discounts and promotions across the region.

Alongside the star Snowdog sculptures, 57 smaller pups have been designed by local schools and community clubs, seven of which can also be found at The Red Dragon Centre. Ice-cream experts Cadwaladers and the ODEON cinema will house the pups whose designers include Ysgol Y Deri, Greenhill Special School, Malpas Park School and Christchurch College Brecon.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Recent News

WIN! Darkest Hour Merchandise and cinema tickets

Flash Mob makes us smile!

Blog: A great place for families this January

To celebrate the release of Darkest Hour, The Red Dragon Centre and ODEON are offering you the chance to win exclusive goodies from the film AND a pair of cinema tickets! A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, […]

Read More

Flash Mob makes us smile!

Thanks to a combination of miserable weather, New Year diets and empty pockets post-Christmas, January is often seen as the most depressing month of the year, culminating in Blue Monday on the third Monday of the month. However, through a survey we conducted recently, we have found that a host of simple pleasures can put […]

Read More

Hi. I’m Cathryn – a mum of three and author of Cardiff Mummy Says. I’m also the official family blogger ambassador for The Red Dragon Centre and will be posting regular updates about our visits during 2018 both here and on my blog. We’ll be giving you our verdict on the latest family film releases […]

Read More

Eat, Drink & Play

If you’re looking for great movies, food and drink, entertainment, gaming, and much more then you’ve arrived at the right place – welcome to Cardiff’s home of entertainment!

The weekend countdown is ON! twitter.com/ODEONCin…

About 2 hours ago

Follow The Red Dragon Centre on Twitter

Visitor Info

As soon as you enter our doors, you’ll discover that what we do is what we do best!