The Guardian - The Bullring Bull

The Guardian by Laurence Broderick, is the world famous Bullring bull. One of the most photographed landmarks in the UK. He regularly gets dressed up for a variety of events.


Where is The Guardian?

The Guardian aka the Bullring Bull is at the Bullring, Rotunda Square, Birmingham B2 4LE

 

In brief

The Guardian is a bronze statue of a bull at the entrance to the West Mall at the Bullring. It was made in 2003 by the sculptor Laurence Broderick. In recent years, costume designer Kate Unwin has made fancy outfits for the bull. Usually for certain events such as Chinese New Year, St Patrick's Day, Christmas and so on.

The Bullring Bull in the Wireless outfit (March 2021). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Bullring Bull - a highlight of costumes

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Bullring Bull outfits in 2019 and 2020

Bullring Bull outfits until 2019

 

Occasion: The Queen's Diamond Jubilee during June 2012.

Bullring BullThe Queens Diamond Jubilee outfit on the Bullring Bull (June 2012). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Occasion: Christmas 2015

Bullring BullSanta's Little Helper outfit on the Bullring Bull (November 2015). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Occasion: Chinese New Year 2018

Bullring BullChinese New Year outfit on the Bullring Bull (February 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Occasion: William Shakespeare's birth and death day in 2019

Bullring BullShakespeare's Birthday outfit on the Bullring Bull (April 2019). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

 

Occasion: Peaky Blinders series 5 in 2019

Bullring Bull Peaky 2019Peaky Blinders outfit on the Bullring Bull (August 2019). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Occasion: Pantomime dame at the Hippodrome

Panto Bull 2019Pantomime Dame outfit on the Bullring Bull (November 2019). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Occasion: Back to School 2020

Bullring Bull Back to School 2020Back to School outfit on the Bullring Bull (August 2020). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Occasion: B-Side Hip Hop Festival 2021

B-Side Hip Hop Festival outfit on the Bullring Bull (September 2021). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Occasion: The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Weekend 2022

Platinum BullThe Queen's Platinum Jubilee outfit on the Bullring Bull (June 2022). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Occasion: Costa Coffee giving out drinks at the Bullring such as their Frappe range

Costa BullCosta Coffee outfit on the Bullring Bull (June 2022). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Occasion: Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games - visit the Megastore in Centenary Square.

Perry the BullBirmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games outfit on the Bullring Bull (July 2022). Photography by Elliott Brown

Project dates

16 Apr 2022 - On-going

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Art; Culture & creativity, Photography, Shopping

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