Owl by Night

The Big Hoot | Birmingham

Between 20th July and 27th September Birmingham is being taken over by 89 owls. Each one has been designed by a different artist and has been sponsored by a company or organisation. There are also owlets to be found too, which have been designed by different schools in Birmingham. At the end of the event the owls will be auctioned off and all the proceeds will go to Birmingham Children’s hospital, which is obviously a great cause.

Going on an owl trail is totally free and to be honest we just fell across them as we were wandering around getting on with our Saturday shopping. What was so great to see was how many people were getting involved, kids with their families, older people, people on bikes, people who didn’t have a clue what was going on and some serious ‘owl hunters’. It gets kind of addictive logging all the owls you find and reading about them, I personally loved it. I love events like these which get everyone involved and everyone talks about. Overall today we logged 11, but I am definitely going to try and snap a few more between now and September.

Below are a few photos from the day but I will be sure to post some more if and when I find some more owls to take photos of.


Designed by Damien Jeffery, sponsered by KPMG. This has to be one of my favourites, it is just so bright and colourful and totally lives up to its name.

Owl by Night

This was designed by Sophie Handy, sponsored by Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co. It is one of my favourites and I really want to see it at night because there are solar powered LEDs in the base – how cool is that?!


Designed by Sarah Taylor Silverwood, sponsered by Lloyds Bank.


Designed by Mac 1 and sponsored by PwC. Although the eye was slightly freaky, the actual work is beautiful

Wise owl

Designed by Georgia Henn and Simon Elman, sponsored by Eversheds.

Wise Owl

Another one of the Wise Owl looking grand at the Cathedral.

Trail Map

I picked up a map at Fazeley Studios near the office but you can find the map online if you can’t find one in any of the places you visit.

If you want to find out more information about the event you can visit the website, it will tell you how you can download the app and the routes you can take. Overall I think its just a brilliant art event that can be enjoyed by everyone, especially during the summer holidays with the kids. If you do find them please let me know and share your thoughts and pictures.

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