Wild about pigs!

Pigs Go Wild trail maker Mary Odam serenades Captain Pigwash in Christchurch Park, Ipswich!

Mary Odam has been a part of Trianon Music Group for many years.  She trained with Arthur Reckless at the Guildhall School of Music and is well-known for her beautiful, soprano singing voice.

This Summer Mary has been a trail maker for the biggest mass participation art event in Suffolk – Pigs Gone Wild.  As a trail maker, Mary meets and greets visitors to Ipswich and provides information about the trail of 39 pigs, which have been beautifully decorated by artists from across the region and are on display around Ipswich.

St Elizabeth Hospice has teamed up with Wild in Art to stage Suffolk’s biggest art spectacular.  The pigs are on display until 2 September when they go off to auctioned to raise funds for the hospice.

In a quiet moment, Mary took the opportunity to serenade one of the pigs on the trail!

Captain Pigwash was designed with Ipswich’s maritime history in mind. He recently sailed down the River Orwell and is searching for treasure with the help of his Ipswich map that is tucked in his back pocket. X marks the spot!  Created by artist Joanne Crane the pig is sponsored by the Karro Food Group.

Mary says: “For the record, I was singing the aria O mio porcellino caro from the well-known opera Gianni Squeaky by Giacomo Pigcini.

You can find out more about Pigs Gone Wild at the St Elizabeth Hospice website and if you feel like singing to a pig yourself or serenading it, tweet us a picture @MusicTrianon and @pigsgonewild16.

Pigs Gone Wild – The biggest mass participation art event in Suffolk!