Name the BEAF herd!

by | May 27, 2020 | News Articles | 0 comments

Aritst, Krishna Malla, commonly known as Tech Moon, was commissioned by BEAF to create this mural as part of our festival this year. His much-celebrated mural last year, a large scale Dachshund that still remains in Boscombe, saw a huge response from the local community, including a group photo being organised in front of it featuring over 100 owners with their pet Dachshunds!

“I want this mural to celebrate the rich history of Boscombe, and this magnificent creature, yet draw attention to animal welfare. We can marvel and appreciate the beauty of creatures such as this, immortalised across some 200 meters of wall without having to ride them in foreign countries or watch them dance in circuses.” Krishna Malla, Technicolour Moon

A Memory of Elephants

This year, Krishna’s mural has a poignant significance to the town.   

Looking back to the early 1900’s, travelling circuses such as the Royal Italian Circus, Billy Smarts Circus, and Chapmans Continental Zoo Circus are among a few that brought elephants and many other wild animals to the Hippodrome, now the O2 Academy, entertaining thousands of people annually. These majestic animals would be paraded down the high street between the shows, which in itself became an iconic event for the town.

This has become Krishna Malla’s inspiration for the new mural scaling 29 m wide and 6m high, and features a herd of six elephants stampeding out of the front section of the Sovereign Centre. And we want you to help name them! 

Name the BEAF herd!

We are calling on the local community to help name all six elephants of the herd. Vote for your favourite name in the poll below or share your own choice of names beginning with the letter ‘B’! You can vote more than once too.

The top six names will be chosen after two weeks of voting. 

Voting closes on 5th June – let’s name our new addition to the Boscombe family!

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