This year, Transport for London and the London Transport Museum have been celebrating the ‘Year of the Bus‘ – a series of engaging events, exhibitions, recreations and activities that will reconnect Londoners with their bus network and remind the world of the incredible role it plays in this great city.
As part of this, TfL with Wild In Art have created four Bus Sculpture Trails around London, creating free public art trails of bus sculptures, painted and adorned by well-known and aspiring artists.
A Flower Fairies bus forms part of the Croydon Bus Sculpture trail, painted by artist Michelle Heron and sponsored by the Whitgift Shopping Centre. Cicely Mary Barker was born in Croydon, forming a lovely link between the town and artwork. The bus can be viewed in situ at the Whitgift Shopping Centre, and it’s hoped that lots of people will be sharing photographs of this and the other buses via social media networks – you can view and share photos on Twitter using #yearofthebus
In early 2015, the bus sculptures will be auctioned to raise money for three charities: Kids Company, Transaid and the London Transport Museum. Find out more at tfl.gov.uk