The creative work of over 50,000 school children – from over 130 schools across the West Midlands – was celebrated at the bear-illiant launch of The Big Sleuth Learning Programme, hosted inside Millennium Point on Wednesday 28th June.

What’s it all about?

The Little Bears Detective Club consists of 137 bear cub sculptures, which have been designed by local pupils. They’ve been placed inside venues across Birmingham, including a dedicated sleuth inside Millennium Point, ahead of the public art trail of 100 bear sculptures which launched on Monday 10th July.

Millennium Point has sponsored a cub on behalf of Yew Tree Community School in Aston, as part of their ongoing support of education in the region by providing opportunities for positive learning. Local artist Milan Tapolovic and ThinkTank Science Museum were commissioned to work with the school on the design process and delivering a series of educational workshops based around the project.

“Our year 4 classes had a grrr-eat time taking part in the project”, comments Stephanie Drummond, teacher at Yew Tree Community School.

"Everyone’s favourite part of the project has been going to see our finished cub taking pride of place at Millennium Point. The whole experience has been a pleasure to be a part of and I am sure that Yew Tree’s children will be talking about it and sharing memories for a long time to come."

Henri, named after artist Henri Rousseau, can be found on level 0 of the building.

Hunt out the Millennium Point Sleuth

Download the trail from the official website and head on over to us here at Millennium Point to come and meet our very own sleuth! We’re just a 10-minute walk from both New Street and Moor Street stations. So, grab your family and bring your magnifying glass – The Little Bear’s Detective Club is now open for investigation!

Visiting our sleuth? Follow us  on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @MillenniumPoint and share your photos and comments with us with #TheBigSleuth.

The Big Sleuth was launched on Monday 10th July and will continue throughout the summer holidays until September. For more information about the city-wide art trail, please visit the official website.