Brum set to bear all

Big Sleuth art trail project gets underway at business preview

More than 150 professionals got their first glimpse of the Big Sleuth bears that will be appearing in Birmingham this summer. At an exclusive event, the business community was invited to choose 100 designs for the bears from more than 200 submitted by local and national artists. Creative producers Wild in Art will bring the 165cm-tall sculptures to Birmingham for a 10-week free public art trail which is expected to attract thousands of visitors to the city. The bears will then be auctioned in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.


1 Kate Marsden, Roanne Peace, David Gornall, Dame Christine Braddock, Richard Brooks, Kate Brown

2 Mat Lovell, Kim Loynes, Louise McCathie, Luke Crane

3 Hannah James, Lisa Mart

4 Lucy Burnett, Amy Hubbard, Melanie Palmer

5 Lucy Bridge, Michele Metcalfe, Dame Christine Braddock, Lawrie Kendall

6 Steve Hewlett, Sarah Dickson, Louisa Grocott, Caroline Rudge, David Pardoe

7 Neil Snowball, Sarah-Jane Marsh

8 Sally-Ann Wilkinson, Sophie Reed, Sue Giles

9 Dame Christine Braddock, Katrina Cooke, Ravinder Masih

For more information about the Big Sleuth project visit