Stuart to create sculpture of Black Shuck

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Bungay in Suffolk, Stuart's home town, is famed for its association with an infamous visit of a large, black hound on the dark, frightful night of 4th August 1557. Black Shuck (who is also know as the Black Dog) beat its way into St Mary's church where it murdered two parishoners and injured another.

The story of Black Shuck is renowned throughout East Anglia with sightings aplenty but it is in Bungay where his legend is most widely marked.

Last month Stuart began plans to create a lifesize sculpture of Black Shuck which will be installed in Bungay town centre, to spread news of the legend to all who visit the market town.

This will coincide with a Bungay Black Shuck Festival which will combine music, theatre, dance, visual arts, storytelling, performance and all that goes inbetween.

To hear Stuart talking about Black Shuck on Radio Suffolk to mark this year's Suffolk Day please click here and tune it at 2hr23.