The Big Sleuth, Birmingham 2017

The Big Sleuth trail saw over 230 beautifully decorated sun bear sculptures prowl the streets, parks and open places of Birmingham for the region’s largest ever free public art trail.

For 10 weeks in the summer of 2017, the sleuths of colourful 5ft-tall bears and 3ft-tall bear cubs inhabited Bear-mingham and its surrounding areas Solihull, Sutton Coldfield and Sandwell.

The trail attracted thousands of residents and tourists to the region, inspiring civic pride and the opportunity for people to spend time together and get active whether it is walking, running or cycling.

The large bears together with the special celebrity bear cubs were auctioned off to raised £257,300 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.