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Last weekend saw the start of the Bangers and Cash art trail around Sheffield. The trail features 21 decorated car bonnets, designed and painted by various local artists, with a load of additional creative roadsigns.

The fundraiser

The two-week art trail is part of a wider fundraiser for local youth homelessness charity Roundabout. The charity provide shelter, support and life skills to young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Last month, 21 teams set out from Sheffield on a sponsored five day tour of Europe, in cars worth £1,500 or less. The car bonnets that make up the art trail were originally on these ‘old-bangers’, taking the art across eight countries, over 1,092 miles to the destination of Munich.

Now safely back in Sheffield, the bonnets have been put on display in locations across the city. From the city centre and out into Kelham Island, the Botanical Gardens and Meadowhall.

Once the art trail is over, all the car bonnets and roadsigns will be auctioned off to raise further money for Roundabout to help them continue their excellent work. The Bangers and Cash Rally in 2018 raised over £96,000 for the charity. We previously wrote about this event when the bonnets were on display in the Winter Gardens.

Bonnets and roadsigns

The trail features artwork from a diverse group of local artists. This includes some familiar names who have contributed to Sheffield’s street art scene like Jo Peel, Kid30 and Bubba 2000. Here’s a selection of bonnets and roadsigns from the art trail.

Jaydon Robottom

Bangers and Cash bonnet and roadsign by Jaydon Robottom
Till death I’ll buy parts, The Moor Market


Bangers and Cash bonnet by Kid30
Bangers and Mash (Up), Patriot Games (Mary Street)

Jo Peel

Bangers and Cash bonnet and roadsign by Jo Peel
Diversion, Botanical Gardens (Pavillion entrance)

Si Homfray

Bangers and Cash bonnet by Si Homfray
Adventure, Explore and Care for the Peak District 2023, window of Virgin Money (Orchard Square)

Bubba 2000

Bangers and Cash bonnet and roadsign by Bubba 2000
Jarvis Cocker, Meadowhall (High Street, upper floor)

Lois Cordelia

Bangers and Cash bonnet and roadsign by Lois Cordelia
Go Faster Stripes, Millennium Gallery (ground floor entrance)

Zoe Genders

Bangers and Cash bonnet and roadsign by Zoe Genders
Dolly, Margo and Pam, Steel Plate (Orchard Square)

Sian Ellis

Bangers and Cash bonnet and roadsign by Sian Ellis
The Dragon, Sheffield Hallam (the atrium in the Owen Building)

Steve Goodison

Bangers and Cash bonnet and roadsign by Steve Goodison
Munchen, The Workstation

Emily Redfearn

Bangers and Cash bonnet and roadsign by Emily Redfearn
Fast & Furryous, Boom Battle Bar (The Moor)

Miscellaneous roadsigns

Not everyone got to design a car bonnet, but they did get the chance to design a roadsign. Here’s a selection of those exhibited in the Central Library.

9 Bangers and Cash roadsigns
Chums Chalks, Enso, Grace Jandrell, Illustrator Kate, Laura Gray, Lois Cordelia, nohone and Matt Cockayne, Central Library

The art trail is now on

The Bangers and Cash art trail runs from the 14th to the 29th October at various Sheffield locations. Local digital agency Evoluted have created a fantastic website mapping out the locations of all the car bonnets and roadsigns. Be aware, the bonnets are located indoors, so check opening times of venues before heading out to see them.

If you enjoy this art trail, please consider making a donation to Roundabout to support their important work.

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