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25th anniversary of gaming hero marked with new fine art collection

A new collection celebrating the 25th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog has launched today across Castle Fine Art and Castle Galleries nationwide, following a collaboration between Washington Green, the UK’s leading art publisher, and SEGA Europe Limited.

Featuring limited edition publishing from a selection of today’s leading contemporary artists, the collection pays homage to the iconic videogame character who has been racing through games, TV, mobile, merchandise and more for a quarter century.  

Its new ‘Sonic 25’ collection sees Washington Green artists re-imagine Sonic the Hedgehog in each of their own inimitable styles. The collection reflects the diverse styles of the artists, Craig Davison, Keith Maiden, Paul Kenton and Robert Oxley, in keeping with the many faces and iterations of Sonic over the years.

Sonic the Hedgehog first appeared as a video game character in June 1991, and instantly became an icon for a generation of gamers. Defined by his super-fast speed and cool attitude, in the years since he first blazed on to games consoles, Sonic has become a true global phenomenon with over 350 million video games sold or downloaded worldwide across consoles, PCs, mobile phones and tablets.

To mark this milestone 25-year achievement, SEGA Europe Limited has lined up an international slate of new licensing partners to support the franchise through 2016 and beyond. This included approaching Washington Green; a leading figure of the contemporary art scene for over 30 years, specialising in publishing limited edition collections from acclaimed artists across the globe.

Jason Rice, Director of Brand Licensing, at SEGA Europe Limited, said:

“This collaboration is a fitting finale to our year-long celebration of Sonic’s 25th Anniversary.  We wanted to create something truly unique to give fans and collectors the chance to view Sonic in a way never seen before.  These incredibly talented artists along with the whole team at Washington Green have been a joy to work with.  There is huge excitement and anticipation here at SEGA at the prospect of revealing these stunning pieces of work to the world.  We couldn’t be more proud!”

Glyn Washington, Founder and Creative Director of Washington Green Fine Art, said:

“The launch of this collection marks the culmination of many months of passion, dedication and hard work both from our superbly talented artists and the team here at Washington Green. We have all relished the opportunity to collaborate with SEGA, getting to know their brand and opening our world of fine art up to new audiences. The interest in the collection so far has been phenomenal, from established art collectors and Sonic fans alike, and we anticipate a great reception for the work when it launches in December.”

Following a VIP launch at Castle Fine Art, South Molton Street the ‘Sonic 25’ signed limited edition collection is now available to view and buy from Washington Green’s network of Castle Fine Art and Castle Galleries across the UK. Each limited edition is presented with a certificate of authenticity co-signed by both the artist and Naoto Ohshima - one of the founding members/designers of the Sonic franchise. 

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Wednesday
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Friday
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Monday - Saturday 09:00 - 23:00 

Sunday 10:00 - 21:00

Top Tip - Shopping, dining or visiting the cinema in the evening, park in the Orange Zone car park close to The Oasis Dining Quarter.

Please note that some retailers may vary from these times.

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Getting here

Meadowhall Centre
Sheffield
S9 1EP
0333 313 2000
  • Car

    Leave Sheffield City Centre along the A61, leading onto the A6109 (M1 North) Brightside Lane. Continue for approximately 2.5 miles. Go straight on at the roundabout with Forgemasters on your right, then turn right at the 4th set of traffic lights.

    Disabled Access: Detailed information and guidance about disabled access can be found on the DisabledGo website, including access, parking facilities and additional services.

  • Train

    With Meadowhall’s excellent public transport terminals, we’re easy to reach thanks to the Meadowhall Passenger Transport Interchange (PTI). The Centre has arguably the best public transport service of any shopping centre in the UK. The PTI has facilities for local and regional bus, train and Supertram services.

    For Public Transport information visit travelsouthyorkshire.com

    Disabled Access: Detailed information and guidance about disabled access can be found on the DisabledGo website, including access, parking facilities and additional services.

  • Bus

    We’re easy to reach thanks to the Meadowhall Passenger Transport Interchange (PTI). The Centre has arguably the best public transport service of any shopping centre in the UK. The PTI has facilities for local and regional bus, train and Supertram services.

    For Public Transport information visit  travelsouthyorkshire.com

    Disabled Access: Detailed information and guidance about disabled access can be found on the DisabledGo website, including access, parking facilities and additional services.

  • Tram

    With Meadowhall’s excellent public transport terminals, we’re easy to reach thanks to the Meadowhall Passenger Transport Interchange (PTI). The Centre has arguably the best public transport service of any shopping centre in the UK. The PTI has facilities for local and regional bus, train and Supertram services.

    For Public Transport information visit  travelsouthyorkshire.com

    Disabled Access: Detailed information and guidance about disabled access can be found on the DisabledGo website, including access, parking facilities and additional services.

  • Bike

    There are cycle routes from both Sheffield and Rotherham. When you do arrive, cycle stands and lockers can be used for peace on mind.

    -We have dedicated cycle paths linking the Centre to both Sheffield and Rotherham as well as Transpennine routes 6, 62 and Five Weirs Walk.
    -Cycle stands and cycle lockers are located adjacent to the cycle path near the Oasis Dining Quarter entrance and children’s outdoor play area.
    -Further  cycle stands are located at the lower High Street entrance of Orange Zone 1 car park (near the Argos store) and in the Passenger Transport Interchange adjacent to the bus parking bays.

Facilities

We have 7 cash machine points located throughout the Centre.

For the little ones, we have various bottle warming facilities around the centre. Find them at House of Fraser, BHS, Debenhams, Next, Pizza Express and more. Check the mall guide in-centre for a full list of where you can find our bottle warming facilities.

Meadowhall has over 12,000 free car parking spaces. There are 350 disabled spaces available. Please head to the Pink Car Park for the disabled spaces closest to Shopmobility.

Motorcycle parking in lower red, lower pink and yellow car parks, as well as orange zone 4 car park.

We also offer 207 parent and child spaces which can be found across Meadowhall car parks except zones 3 and 4.

Please note our car parks are monitored to ensure instructions are followed for disabled and parent and child spaces. Failure to comply with parking terms conditions may result in a Parking Charge Notice.

Car Park height restrictions are 2.1 mtrs or 6’10” across all car parks with the exception of the Orange Zone Car Parks.  There is no height restriction on the Orange Zone Car Parks.

Safely store your shopping bags and luggage. Located in the atrium near M&S.

Charge your car at our free electric car charging points. Only located in the Orange Zone Car Park 2 (near to the Next Entrance).

 

Venture outdoors where the little ones can explore cargo nets, walk the plank or try a bit of calming music on a giant xylophone.

Please note the Monster Play Area will be closed on Monday 19th September until Thursday 22nd September 2016. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Available within the Management Suite for members of the public. Please contact Careline on 0333 313 2000 for the Quiet Room opening times and terms and conditions of use.

Regus Express Business Lounge is bookable by the hour for any meetings you have arranged, or if you simply require a few hours at a desk. Call 0870 880 8484 for more information.

 

Services

Come back to a gleaming car after a day's shopping. We have three dedicated valeting centres conveniently placed within the Pink, Red and Yellow car parks.

Phone battery running down whilst you're on the go? Don't worry, visit the new ChargeBox in-centre - providing you with a secure and private way to charge your devices and it's absolutely FREE! Located on the Upper Oasis Mezzanine.

Gift cards and information, first aid, push chair hire and interpreter services are available. Visit one of our Customer Service desks located on either the Lower Atrium, near M&S or the Upper Arcade, near Zara and the main entrance.

Located within the Meadowhall Management Suite.

Give the perfect gift, valid across 250 stores. Available at the upper Customer Services desk or online.

Free BT WiFi available throughout the Centre - Search for BTWifi-Meadowhall.

Accessibility

A height adjustable adult-sized changing bench, a hoist system, space for the disabled person and up to two carers, a privacy curtain and a non-slip floor. Situated just off the lower Oasis Dining Quarter.

To view detailed accessibility information to Meadowhall Shopping Centre, click here to go to DisabledGo.com

Available at The Atrium Customer Services Desk (Pushchairs suitable for children aged 6 months up to 3 years - 2 forms of I.D are required to hire, 1 with full address details).

Don't struggle around, we offer accompanied shopping or we have a number of wheelchairs and self drive scooters you can borrow. Just make sure you bring along 2 pieces of ID, one with your home address on. You'll need to call us beforehand to book your scooter as we want to make sure we have one available when you need it. We have 350 disabled parking spaces, head to Pink car park for those nearest the Shopmobility Desk outside Marks and Spencer. We're proud to be working in conjunction with Parkgate Mobility. Note: Wheelchairs and scooters are subject to availability. If you'd like more info, call our careline on 0333 313 2000 or email us.

To view detailed accessibility information to Meadowhall Shopping Centre, click here to go to DisabledGo.com