Monday, 12 October 2015

Canals & The Big Hoot - Sunday 11th October

Today we took Tiana into Birmingham to see the final day of the Big Hoot.

The Big Hoot captured the imagination of everyone in Birmingham and beyond this summer, with hundreds of thousands of people taking to the streets with their Big Hoot Trail maps to explore the colourful invasion of 89 individually designed owls and 122 owlets. Taking in the city’s 10 districts, from the city centre to Sutton Coldfield, Winson Green to Bournville and many places in between, tourists and residents alike enjoyed their owl adventure, discovering and celebrating the extraordinary creativity produced by many of Birmingham’s artistic community and over 25,000 young people.

Birmingham welcomed cartoon owls, night owls, wise owls, celebrity owls, jewellery owls, the ‘Owl and the Pussycat’, owls from the pyramids of Egypt, Amazonian Rainforests and outer space, along with owls that celebrate Birmingham’s landmark architecture, history, people, places, cultural diversity.

I particularly liked this one which featured the Canals.



The final two days saw the owls being brought together at the Eastside Park and Millennium Point. Entry was by timed ticket and very well organised as there was plenty of time to see everything. Proceeds went to the Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.20151011_110851



June particularly liked this owl with its glitter and LED lights. Not too sure if Tiana was so keen.


Just a few of the owls we liked. All the owls will be auctioned off on Thursday 15th October and will raise more money for the Charity.

Owl 1

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