Media



Swans of Wells 2012 is a media-friendly, high profile, public art event that is attracting TV, radio and press coverage across the West Country and beyond....




Media coverage began at the launch of the Swans of Wells event in February, with features on BBC and ITV news, BBC Radio Somerset, Heart FM, Glastonbury FM, the Western Daily Press and the Wells Journal.

Magazine features in Somerset Life and a cover story in Wells Life followed, with regular articles in West Country and Somerset newspapers, websites, sponsor websites, trade press, twitter feeds and blogs.

The national media launch of the Swans of Wells event took place on 28 May when 20 of the 60 swans were displayed in front of Wells Cathedral and filmed by BBC & ITV news,with major coverage in the Western Daily Press and regional media about the first swans being installed on the streets of Wells...

The Swans of Wells flock have been gathered for the first and last time in one giant flock on 15th & 16th September at the Bishop's Palace in Wells for the auction preview weekend, prior to the charity auction on Saturday 29th September.  The media photocall on 14th September was attended by the Press Association, Western Daily Press, Wells Journal and freelance journalists and photographers.
BBC Points West came to film the opening of the event on Saturday 15th.

For media information please contact Sue Yates Price on 01225 722763 - sue@swansofwells.com or Megan Witty on 01225 840338 - megan@swansofwells.com

Wells Journal - 22 November - Tax delays Swans of Wells cash
Wells Journal - 15 November - Chance to Win Your Own Swan
Central Somerset Gazette - 18 October - School Swan Comes Home
Wells Journal - 18 - October - Danny's Delight at stay-at-home swans
Wells Journal - 18 October - Farewell to Swans
Wells Reclamation - October - The Wicked Witch of the Swans
Shepton Mallet Journal - 11 October - Amberleigh Swan Secured for Town
Wells Journal - 11 October - Thanks Dad for Swans
Wells Journal - 4th October - Director Delighted Swan is Staying
Wells Journal - 4th October - Good Causes Can Apply for Grants
Wells Journal - 4th October - Swan Stays in the City
Wells Journal - 4th October - Swan Artist's thanks
Wells Journal - 4th October - Summer of Success at Bishop's Palace
Western Daily Press - 1st October - Swans of Wells raise £110,000
BBC Points West - 30th September - 60 Swans of Wells sell for £111,500
Yorkshire wired - 30th September - 60 Swans of Wells sell for £111,500
Cardiff wired - 30th September - 60 Swans of Wells sell for £111,500
Plymouth Wired - 30th September - 60 Swans of Wells sell for £111,500
Sheffield Wired - 30th September - 60 Swans of Wells sell for £111,500
Glasgow Wired - 30th September - 60 Swans of Wells sell for £111,500
Nottingham Wired - 30th September - 60 Swans of Wells sell for £111,500
Bristol Wired - 30th September - 60 Swans of Wells sell for £111,500
London Wired News - 30th September - 60 Swans of Wells sell for £111,500
UK Wired News - 30th September - 60 Swans of Wells sell for £111,500
UK Government news - 30th September - 60 Swans of Wells sell for £111,500
Liverpool Wired - 30th September - 60 Swans of Wells sell for £111,500
Manchester Wired - 30th September - 60 Swans of Wells sell for £111,500
One News - 30th September - Swans of Wells £111,500 nest egg
Local UK News - 30th September - Swans of Wells £111,500 nest egg
Western Daily Press -30th September -  Swans of Wells £111,500 nest egg
BBC Radio Somerset - Swans of Wells Auction success
BBC Radio Bristol - Swans of Wells auction
BBC - 30th September - 60 decorative Swans of Wells sell for £111,500
Somerset Routes - Swans of Wells auction
BBC Radio Somerset - 28 September -  Save Guinevere for Wells
Wells Journal - 27th September - Sandra wins Swan Raffle
Somerset Routes - 24th September- Swans of Wells Auction
Wells Journal - 20 September - Can Guinevere Stay on the Palace Moat?
Wells Journal - 20 September - Swans Shown Off Ready for Charity Auction
Screen Daily - 17th September - "Apparently it could break a man's arm.."
Wells Journal - 20th September - Making a Difference
BBC Points West - 15th September - evening news - Swansong weekend
BBC Radio Bristol - Ali Vowels show - 15th September - Swans of Wells Auction preview
BBC Radio Somerset - Emma Britton - 15th September - Swans of Wells at the Palace
ITV West Country News - 15th September - Swansong weekend
Press Association - 14th September - photos of the flock sent around the world
Wells People - 16th September - Swans of Wells flock together
Wells Journal - 21 August - Beauty By Design
The Blueprint Guide - Summer Exhibition at the Bishop's Palace
The List UK - August 15th - Swans of Wells 2012
Wells People - September 15th - Swans Flock together for the last time
Australian Broadasting Corporation - Speaking Out - August - Swans of Wells
ITV news - 14 September - Swans Invade Wells ahead of Auction
The Huffington Post - 14th September - The Swans of Wells
Metro UK gallery - 14th September - Swans of Wells
BBC News - 14th September - Big Picture - Swans of Wells Trail
Insurance Business - September - Higos insures flock of swans
This is Somerset - 11 September - 10 Things to Do In Somerset this weekend
Wells Journal - 11 September - Swans Helped us Raise Awareness
Wells Journal - 13 September  - A Fond Farewell to our Fantastic Friends
Wells Journal - 13 September - Swans Prepare to Bow Out
Wells Journal - 13 September - Swans Flock to Bishop's Palace
Queen Fan Club - September - Bohemian Rhapsody Swan
Wells Journal - 6 September - Swan is Freya's favourite
Wells People - 3 September- Swans of Wells flock together for first and last time
Wells Journal - 30 August - Tickets Go On Sale for Swan Raffle
The Law Gazette - 30 August - Swanning About
Lost & Found - A London Life - August - A Day Trip to Wells
Wells Journal -23 August -  Village Swan Photo is Latest Prize Winner
Wells Journal - Swan Dates to be Sure to Put in Your Diary
The Cycling Mayor - August - Swans of Wells
Wells Journal - 21 August - Swanderful
Wells People - August - Wells Swans Mass for Auction Preview Weekend
Wells Journal - 21 August - Beauty by Design
Shoon blog - 2 August -  A Twitcher's Trail
Weston Mercury - 1 August - Grand Auction for 60 swans of Somerset
Weston Mercury - 14 August - Artists Get Creative for Charity Swan Designs
Wells Journal - 16 August - Swans Could Win a Photography Prize
Wells Journal - 16 August - Swan Vandals are Idiots
Wells Journal - 16 August - Chance to Apply for Swan Grant
The List - August - Swans of Wells 2012
Wells Journal - 9 August - Majesty our favourite
Wells Journal - 9 august - CCTV footage released as police bid to find Wells swan vandals
Wells Journal - 9th August - Chance to Win Photography Prize
Shoon Blog - 2 August - A Twitcher's Trail
Wells People - 2 August - Wells Swans to Mass for Auction Preview Weekend
Wells Journal - 2 August - Grandchildren Help in Big Swan Hunt
Wells Journal - 26 July - Boosting Wells Tourism
Minehead News - 26 July - Hunt to catch Wells swan vandals
Wells Journal - 26 July - Brothers spot 40 swans so far
Local UK News - 26 July - Hunt is on to catch Wells swan vandals
View Dorset Newspapers - 26 July - 5ft swan promotes Tanys' cheese
The BluePrint Guide to Group Travel - summer - Swansong Auction Preview Weekend
Wells Journal - 26 July - Hunt is on to catch Wells swan vandals
Wells Journal - 19 July - Shelley Picks Favourite Swan
Wells Journal - 12 July - Pair of Swans Join the Flock
South West Illustrated - 11 July - Swans of Wells Up Before the Beak
Wells Journal - 5 July - Super Swans are Inspirational
Guide2 - Weston Super Mare - Local Artists take part in public art event
Blue Chip Holidays - Watch Out For a Swan Invasion in Wells this summer.
Mumsnet - A Free Public Art Event - Swans of Wells
Country Calling - Swans of Wells - Best Upcoming Events
Art Calendr - Swans of Wells
Pictures of England - Swans of Wells
Commercial Motor - Ride a White Swan - Transit Delivers Jubilee Sculptures in Somerset
Wordscene/Wordpress - Swans of Wells
Motorhome Hire UK - Swans of Wells 2012
SW Illustrators - Swans of Wells
The List - Swans of Wells 2012
This Is Somerset - 10 Places You Have to Visit in Somerset This Summer
Somerset Standard - 5 July - Animal Sculpture trail could help brighten up our town
Somerset Life - July - Swan Grand Unveiling (full page)
Mendip Times - July  - Swanning Around for Charity (full page)
Wells Journal - 5 July  Super Swans are inspirational!
Wells Journal - 5 July - Which is the most Swanderful sculpture?
Wells Journal - 28 June - Swans Named After Grand-daughters
Wells Journal - 28 June - Decorate a Swan
Wells Journal - 28 June - Cheap Entertainment
Wells Journal -28 June -  Paint Your Own Charity Swan
Western Daily Press - 25 June - Sculptures will drawn the crowds
Shepton Mallet Journal - 21 June - Fiona Praised for her Green Week Artwork
Daily Mail - 15 June - For Whom the Bill Tolls
Shepton Mallet Journal - Pupils Unveil Candela Swan
Wells Journal - Bishop Hervey's swan first to ring the bell
Country Calling - Best of the West - Swans of Wells 2012
What's On Somerset - June/July - front cover
SW Illustrators - 2 June - Swans of Wells Kate Rhodes Tesco swan
Wells Journal - 31 May - Blue Flame Designed by Students
Wells Journal - 31 May - Swans of all Colours Fly in to be Unveiled for Art Project
ITV - 28th May - Swans on Parade in Wells
BBC News - Decorated Swan Sculptures Descend on Wells
Western Daily Press - 29 May Visitors flock to see swans at Wells Cathedral
Where Can We Go.com - Swans of Wells - a free public art event
Wells People - 28th May - Wells Jubilee Swans in pictures
CV Dealer - Ford puts Swans on the road
Wells Journal - 24 May - Youngsters Win Chance to Name Giant Swan
Western Daily Press - 21 May - Hot Fuzz Swan let loose in city once again
Wells Journal - 17 May - Hot Fuzz Director sponsors city swan
Wells Journal - 3rd May - Last 5 sponsors wanted
Wells People - 30 April - Wells Events to look forward to
Wells Journal - Sponsors flock to support Somerset event
Wells Journal - 30 April - Wells folk invited to nominate local charities
The Auto Channel - 17 April - Ford Puts Swans on the Road
Ford UK - 17 April - Ford puts swans on the road
The Van Insurer - Transit Brings Swans to Somerset
Western Daily Press - 21 April - Swans of Wells looking at last 10 sponsors
Paddock Talk - 17th April - Ford puts Swans on the Road -
Commercial Motor - 18 April - Ride a white swan - Transit delivers artworks in Somerset
Contract Hire & Leasing - 17 April - Ford Transit swans around for charity event 
Wells Journal - 12 April - Freemasons no longer a closed shop
Wells Journal - 5th April - Artist Emma paints majestic swan
Visit Somerset - 28 March - Swans Travel in Style with Sparks
Wells Journal - 8 March - Jane paints swan
Visit Somerset - 16th March  Tescos joins the Swans of Wells sponsorship list
Wells Journal - 15th March - Store Supports Swans
Wells People - 7 March- Swans take on colour ahead of Jubilee event
Wells Journal - 16th Feb - Freedom, swans and charity fundraising
UK News -  13th February - Flock of swans to mark jubilee
BBC Radio Somerset - 13th February - Swans of Wells 2012
Heart FM - 13 Feb - Get Ready for the Wells Swans
Wells People - 13 Feb - Wells graced by 5ft Swans
Western Daily Press - 13 February - 60 swans inspire artists to mark Diamond Jubilee
Wells Journal - 16th February - Swans fly in for Art Trail Spectacular
ITV West Country News - 13th February - Swans flock to Wells
Wells People 18 Feb - Swans of Wells launch photos