Millennium Point is a key supporter of this year’s ‘The Big Sleuth’, a grrr-eat free public art event taking place throughout Birmingham this summer.  

What’s The Big Sleuth?

The Big Sleuth, so named because “sleuth” is the collective noun for a group of bears, consists of over 100 giant sun bear sculptures, which have been designed by leading artists from across the West Midlands. Leaving their paw prints across the city for 10 weeks, the trail encourages keen explorers to uncover the city’s cultural gems, sights and sounds. The Big Sleuth is set to capture the city’s imagination, following up from the hugely successful ‘The Big Hoot’ in 2015.

Alongside the art trail, the Little Bears Detective Club heads to the city. Smaller bear cub sculptures, decorated by schools across Birmingham as part of a wider education programme, will be on display alongside the daddy bears throughout the summer in Millennium Point’s atrium from 28th June.

Millennium Point Bears All!

Millennium Point has sponsored its own bear, Bearwok, designed by Nottinghamshire artist Caroline Greyling. More information about Bearwok will be revealed when he arrives later in the year.

Millennium Point has also sponsored a bear cub, created by Yew Tree Community School in Aston, in collaboration with local artist Milan Topalovic, who recently penned the winning art work for the new Independent Birmingham card.

Similarly, Thinktank Learning Team were commissioned to work with students from Yew Tree Community School, focusing on natural science and geography, and learning about the sun bear’s natural habitat. Colourful leaves and poems were created by the pupils to decorate the back of the bear cub.

Millennium Point’s CEO, Judith Armstrong, comments:

Our organisation is here to champion STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) and education within the region. We’re delighted to be taking part and look forward to welcoming and engaging visitors who are joining the trail this summer.

Download The Big Sleuth app now and get ready to join the bear hunt this summer holiday!

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