Snook 1️⃣8️⃣: The Iron Snook

Find me at: Eye of York, Tower Street

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Created by: Leonie Briggs

Sponsored by: York BID

"The Iron Snook" stands as a fusion of Ted Hughes's "The Iron Man" and the mesmerizing world of robots, reflecting a recurring theme of mechanical marvels in the artist's work. This Snook embodies the strength and intrigue of metallic beings, bridging classic literature with futuristic artistry.


Meet the Artist

Leonie Briggs

I am an artist based at Keighley Creative, I mainly specialise in character design but use a whole range of media working both in 2D and 3D.

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Meet the Sponsor

York BID

The York BID have a remit to enhance the city centre and improve the overall experience had by residents and visitors alike, the Snooks trail is a brilliant way for people of all ages to explore the wider geography of our amazing city and have a great time whilst doing it.

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Discover The Snooks Trail

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Trail Leaflet & Map ▸

This carefully curated guide is your passport to unlocking a world of imagination and wonder as you embark on this unforgettable adventure in York.

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Sculpture List ▸

Discover our full list of Snooks, each one a unique chapter in York's storytelling journey. Start exploring and see where each Snook will lead you!

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Meet the Snooks ▸

Set off on a delightful discovery to meet the Snooks! Uncover the origins of these charming characters and learn about their creator...

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Trail FAQs ▸

What is the Snooks Trail? When does the Snooks Trail take place? Do Snooks sleep? How can I participate in the Snooks Trail? And more!

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The Production Company ▸

Encounter the crafters behind the magic – Norse Sky, the masterful set builders and prop makers hailing from North Yorkshire, whose skilled hands have lovingly shaped the Snooks into existence.

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Meet the Artists ▸

Discover the creative minds behind the enchanting Snooks sculptures on The Snooks Trail. Explore the diverse talents and unique perspectives of the artists who have contributed their imagination and skill to bring these captivating characters to life!

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Meet the Sponsors ▸

Meet the businesses who have proudly sponsored The Snooks Trail and delve into their inspiring reasons for supporting this captivating event.

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Survey ▸

Tell us about your Snooks Trail experience in a quick survey and you could win a Snooks Trail Goody Bag! T&Cs

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Accessibility Guide ▸

Make It York is proud to organise many free events and festivals throughout the year for residents and visitors to enjoy. We are committed to ensuring that everyone can participate, with access requirements in place to support with additional needs.

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Charity Partner ▸

St. Leonard's Hospice, our esteemed charity partner for The Snooks Trail, is a highly regarded organization dedicated to serving the communities of York and North Yorkshire for over 35 years.