The Big Egg Hunt

After breaking two Guinness World Records last year – for most participants in an Easter egg hunt, and for the world’s most expensive chocolate egg – the Big Egg Hunt is back.

The eggs at Covent Garden
The eggs at Covent Garden

More than 100 giant Easter eggs, each one created by a different artist or designer, are being displayed in cities across the UK as part of the Lindt Big Egg Hunt, which is raising money for charity Action for Children.

Sam Taylor-Johnson, Billy Childish and Michael Petry are among those who have designed the 70cm-high eggs, which will be on show in London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow.

Razzle Dazzle Egg 13, by Billy Childish
Razzle Dazzle Egg 13, by Billy Childish

Egg hunters will be able to find out more about individual eggs and artists, bid for them in an online auction, and enter a grand competition to win a lifetime’s supply of Lindt chocolate.

We’ll be keeping an eye out for these eggs from illustrators Hanna Melin, Hattie Stewart and James Joyce:

Where Did Anna Go? By Hanna Melin
Where Did Anna Go? By Hanna Melin

Hello Cheeky, by Hattie Stewart
Hello Cheeky, by Hattie Stewart

Golden, by James Joyce
Golden, by James Joyce

And here’s Baxter and Bailey’s Dom Bailey with their Eggsistentialism egg, which, says Bailey, ‘seeks to put to bed the age-old dilemma of which came first, the chicken or the egg’:

Dom Bailey with Baxter and Bailey's Eggsistentialism egg
Dom Bailey with Baxter and Bailey’s Eggsistentialism egg

And ceramicist Myung Nam An’s Dragon’s Egg shouldn’t be too hard to track down:

Dragon's Eye, by Myung Nam An
Dragon’s Eye, by Myung Nam An

The Lindt Big Egg Hunt runs until 1 April at various locations across the UK. For more information visit www.thebigegghunt.co.uk.

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