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Nowhere to hide as Wallys search for world record

HE is normally hidden, of course. But more than a hundred singing, dancing and cheering 'Where's Wally' characters were understandably hard to miss yesterday.

As part of the Street Performance World Championship (SPWC), 150 Wallys flash-mobbed the Green Line Luas and took over the streets of Dublin. TV presenter Glenda Gilson was among those captured and "Wallyfyed" by the mob.

After setting a world record for people on space hoppers last year, SPWC participants are taking on an even bigger world record attempt.

Tens of thousands of festival-goers are needed to dress as Wally in an attempt to break the record for the largest gathering of Wallys ever.

The Where's Wally World Record attempt will run at three festival locations. The events will happen at Fitzgerald Park, Cork; the People's Park, Portlaoise, on June 12; and at Merrion Square, Dublin 2, on June 19.

The SPWC hopes to break the previous world record of 1,052 Wallys all in one place and has thousands of costumes ready to be purchased for €12.

Half the proceeds from the costume sales will be donated to the charity Africa Aware. For more information, see www.spwc.ie.

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