News – The Big Sleuth in Sutton Coldfield


We are delighted to be supporting The Big Sleuth, a free public art event taking place this summer which will see up to 100 giant bear sculptures leave their paw prints all over the city for 10 weeks.

The Big Sleuth, so named because sleuth is the collective noun for a group of bears, will see the individually designed, 165cm tall, sculptures appearing throughout the city, inspiring residents and tourists to uncover Bear-mingham’s cultural gems and discover areas of the city they may not have explored before.

At the end of the trail, the bears will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity. The second event of its kind, in 2015 The Big Hoot raised in total more than £625,000 to support the hospital’s pioneering work.

The bears are coming to Sutton Coldfield too! During the summer holiday The Gracechurch Centre will host 1 beautiful painted bear statue and 5 small bear cubs.

During the trail,  where Sutton Coldfield will see in total 8 bears statues and 10 bear cubs across the town, families will have the opportunity to do the trail and take part in various events which will take place at The Gracechurch Centre.

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