Picture of the St Barnabas Hearts at the Hearts Trail Launch.

St Barnabas Heart Trail.

3 Reasons to Visit the St Barnabas Heart Trail.

This summer, vibrant heart sculptures will adorn Lincolnshire as part of the St Barnabas Hospice Heart Trail. A wonderful art trail in aid of the local hospice care charity that provides vital care to patients with a life-limiting or terminal illness.

The heart-shaped sculptures of this trail encompass the themes of ‘Love Lincolnshire’, honouring the beauty of our county. The pieces also celebrate St Barnabas Hospice being a charity at the heart of the community.

The HeArt Trail (as it’s also known) showcases the designs of talented artists (or HeArtists) from across Lincolnshire and beyond.

I’m very proud to be both Artist Ambassador and one of the HeARTists for this trail, and I can’t wait for you to see all of the amazing designs!

The St Barnabas HeArt trail will run from Saturday 10th June until 4th September.

Read on to discover three reasons why you don’t want to miss this exciting art trail!

Photo of the St Barnabas Heart Trail Flagship Heart, designed by Mel Langton Art.
Photograph (courtesy of St Barnabas) of their Heart Trail Flagship Heart

Lincolnshire Wide Heart Trail

Unlike previous Lincoln art trails this one is truly county wide and there are 30 amazing hearts to find! 

With 20 hearts located in Lincoln, another 5 are spread across Gainsborough, Louth, Boston, Spalding and Grantham. The remaining 5 hearts can be discovered on the Lincolnshire coast in Mablethorpe, Sutton on Sea, Chapel St Leonards and Skegness.

A great reason to get out and about and enjoy Lincolnshire this summer!

Spot the Bespoke St Barnabas Hearts

Want to know another reason why the St Barnabas HeArt Trail is extra special? This trail features heart sculptures that talented artists have made completely from scratch.

Alongside the main heart-shape sculptures you’ll be able to marvel at woodwork, shimmering metal creations, and even heart sculptures crafted from unconventional objects like spanners.

A fabulous showcase of ingenuity and skill from artists who have transformed ordinary materials into awe-inspiring works of art.

Something for the Young at Heart Too

That’s right! You’ll also be able to see the creations of 19 talented Lincolnshire schools and nursery groups thanks to the Young at HeArt mini traill. 

This exciting trail brings to life fabulous miniature 3D heart sculptures that talented young artists have built completely from scratch.

Be sure to visit the Waterside Shopping Centre in Lincoln between 10th June and 4th September to catch this inspiring trail.

Photograph of the 'Built In Lincoln' Heart, designed by artist Mel Langton, for the St Barnabas Heart Trail.
My ‘Built In Lincoln’ Heart, sponsored by Chestnut Homes.

How Can I Follow the Trail?

Follow the trail by visiting the St Barnabas website, where you can download a free map to guide your journey.

To accompany the HeART Trail there will be exciting merchandise, which will include guides, maps and mini HeARTs.

These can be purchased from St Barnabas charity shops, Lincoln’s Visitor Information Centre, and the Trail’s HeART Hubs, hosted across the county this summer.

Photo of the ‘Visionary Heart’ sponsored by Gelder Group, for the St Barnabas Heart Trail. Photo courtesy of Jorj Malinowski.
‘Visionary Heart’ sponsored by Gelder Group. Photo courtesy of Jorj Malinowski.

Where are Mel Langton’s Hearts?

I was commissioned to design and paint 4 sculptures for the Hearts Trail:

 ‘Built in Lincoln’ and ‘Built in Boston’ – Sponsored by Chestnut Homes.

 ‘Heart of the Community’ – The St Barnabas flagship HeArt.

‘Visionary Heart’ – Sponsored by Gelder Group.

You can find my HeARTs in Lincoln, Boston, Sutton On Sea and Gainsborough.

Photograph of Mel Langton's 'Built In Boston' Heart. The 2nd heart sponsored by Chestnut Homes for the St Barnabas Heart Trail.
My ‘Built In Boston’ Heart. The 2nd heart sponsored by Chestnut Homes.

What Happens After the Heart Trail?

After the trail, the heart sculptures will unite for a final Farewell event at the Lincoln Museum (The Collection) from September 11th to 28th.

Fancy a HeArt of your own? Some of the hearts will go under the hammer on 28th September. Maybe you could own an incredible piece of art!

Like to See More Art Trails?

If you’d love to see more, why not check out some of the other art trails I’ve designed pieces for. Also, you can see my Giant Jigsaw Trail commissioned for Lincoln creates.

Have an exciting project in mind? I’d love to hear more so drop me a message.