It’s time to go on a bear hunt!
The Big Sleuth public art trail launched on Monday 10 July and it features 100 colourful bears and 137 cute bear cubs around the city and surrounding areas.
The trail is free and will provide plenty of fun for all the family over the Summer.
To help you keep track of who you’ve found, there is a Big Sleuth app available to download which will allow you to collect bears, unlock exciting rewards, view your trail progress, add photos to a Bear Gallery and share on social media.
In the city centre, there are 61 bears which are currently displayed in many areas of the city such as New Street, The Mailbox, Selfridges, High Street, Piccadilly Arcade and many more.
It is the perfect opportunity to combine your day of shopping with visiting some of our bears.
Here’s a map of exactly where you can find them.
See the full map here
Bears to keep an eye out for:
Window Shopping – The Window Shopping Bear was designed by well respected Birmingham artist, Temper. The bear has little window galleries inside with canvas paintings of Birmingham’s most iconic buildings including The Mailbox, Bullring, Grand Central, House of Fraser which will be fun for the kids to explore. You can find the bear inside the Big Sleuth shop in Great Western Arcade.
Bradley’s Bear – Bradley’s Bear was designed and signed by Bradley Simpson from The Vamps in collaboration with the children from Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The bear has a pop-star look and a guitar on his back to mirror the singer’s background. For all you Vamp fans, it’s definitely one to see. You can find the bear inside The Mailbox at the BBC Visitor Centre.
Peaky Blinders Bear – The Peaky Blinder Bear was designed by Castle Galleries artist, Jon Jones and endorsed by the BBC series creator, Steven Knight. The bear has captured the popular gangsta drama with portraits of the characters with the likes of Arthur Shelby, John Shelby, Alfie Soloman and Polly being featured on the bear. You can find the bear inside The Mailbox in front of Harvey Nichols.