Millennium Point’s Eastside City Park was the host for The Big Sleuth’s final public farewell to the bear-utifully inventive Big Sleuth bears, before they go to auction on Thursday 12 October.

The weekend (Friday 6 to Sunday 8 October) saw over 10,000 visitors wanting to catch a last glimpse of the uniquely designed bears.

The sculpture trail has been hugely popular, seeing hundreds of thousands of local, national and even international visitors coming to Bear-mingham to follow the trail.

The thousands of visitors who attended the farewell weekend had the opportunity to scan their remaining bears through The Big Sleuth app, give bear hugs and grab a selfie to their favourite bears.

There were also games and entertainment and opportunities for families to create their very own bear design, have their face painted, learn circus skills. Inside Millennium Point, you could see the remaining 22 bears that were on main trail and meet some of the amazing Big Sleuth artists at the Artist Village.

There was something for everyone and with plenty of picture opportunities during the weekend, you can see a Facebook gallery of pictures HERE.

The fabulous bears will head to Auction Thursday 12th October at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum. The Big Sleuth Auction is the single biggest fundraiser that Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity has ever hosted after The Big Hoot. It is hoped that the bears will raise over £500,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.

You can find out more information on how to bid and take your favourite home HERE. For absentee online and telephone bid requests, register directly with Fieldings Auctioneers by emailing ellie@fieldingsauctioneers.co.uk or telephone 01384 444 140.

Images Courtesy – Beverley Charles

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