Young artists to help reinvent the cow and chicken

Daniel Stephenson, Lisburn (9), Grace McKay, Dromara (11) ) Georgia Rooney-Reid, Lisburn (4) Anthony & Bronagh Campbell, Owners of Beef and Bird Restaurant
Daniel Stephenson, Lisburn (9), Grace McKay, Dromara (11) ) Georgia Rooney-Reid, Lisburn (4) Anthony & Bronagh Campbell, Owners of Beef and Bird Restaurant

The newly opened Beef and Bird, located at the Lisburn Leisure Park, is looking to enlist the help of budding young artists, to help design novel artwork for its new signature cow and chicken life-size sculptures.

The sculptures, which are currently blank canvases, will take up pride of place outside the restaurant’s front window where they will remain on display for all to marvel at.

Open to all children under the age of 11, the two winning designs will not only have their submitted drawings professionally transferred on to the Beef and Bird sculptures but will also have a celebratory plaque bearing their name installed, plus win a Beef and Bird party for themselves and up to nine friends. The second place runners-up will receive a jam-packed Beef and Bird goody bag and third place runners-up will walk away with a Beef and Bird t-shirt and baseball cap.

Appealing to young artists in the making from the local area, Bronagh Campbell, owner of Beef and Bird, said: “If you look at the interior of Beef and Bird you’ll quickly see that we created a space that allowed us to express ourselves in creative ways; from our scrabble boards and play areas to quirky fixtures. There was no set formula; we want to work and eat in a space that inspires.

“Our sculptures will eventually become integral pieces to the entire feel of the restaurant. We hope to receive wacky, vibrant and downright fun submissions to be professionally transferred onto the sculptures.

“We can’t wait to see who the winners are and what new funky designs our cow and chicken will be rocking.”

To enter simply collect an entry form and colouring-in stencil from the Beef and Bird restaurant, Lisburn Leisure Park, or download a copy from the restaurant’s website and submit by post or in-store before Wednesday 15th June.

For more information on the Beef and Bird Children’s Colouring Competition or to make a reservation, visit www.beefandbird.co.uk or call 028 9260 7306.