Welcome to the Boldmere Bear

Boldmere Bear was commissioned as part of the Big Sleuth 2017, a public art project across Birmingham. He now stands as a beacon of community spirit within Boldmere and is widely loved.

Boldmere Bear (Sunny Days & Starry Nights) uses a bold colour palette and stylised design to depict day and night in Boldmere including our green parks, local bars & restaurants, street festivals, community groups and family culture.

You will find Boldmere Bear outside The Harvester on Boldmere Road (from October 2017).

We invite everyone to come and spend time with the bear, reflecting on what Boldmere means to them and how it is captured within its stunning design.

We are proud to say that everyone in Boldmere had the opportunity to give whatever they could afford to this amazing project and there have been donations ranging from £2 to £1000.

Follow Boldmere Bear on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to keep up with all the news.


What is the Boldmere Bear Legacy Fund?

We're raising money for the Boldmere Bear Legacy Fund.

The Legacy Fund will help secure the Boldmere Bear's future on our high street for years to come, as well as ensuring it remains at the heart of the community.

Find out more here.

Friends of the Bear

Alastair Barnsley & Liz Parry

Ben Kitchin

Capella Family

Charlie, Will & Tom Merckel

Claire Jopling

Jess Underhill

Kate Rose

Kath Scott

Keith Mitchell

Maggie & Dylan Scott

Megan Evans

Nikkie Hanna

Paul & Lynda Boden

Paul, Catherine, Caleb & Naomi Long

Rebecca Clarke

Sam Todd

Saoirse Lawlor Kennedy

Tony Cannon

Wale Family

About The Big Sleuth

The Big Sleuth, so named because sleuth is the collective noun for a group of bears, will see the individually designed, 165cm tall, sculptures appearing throughout the city, inspiring residents and tourists to uncover Bear-mingham’s cultural gems and discover areas of the city they may not have explored before.

At the end of the trail, community groups will keep their sculpture as a legacy for their community. All other giant bears will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity. In 2015 The Big Hoot raised in total more than £625,000 to support the hospital’s pioneering work.

To find out more about The Big Sleuth visit www.thebigsleuth.co.uk. You can also follow The Big Sleuth at Facebook.com/thebigsleuth, Twitter.com/thebigsleuth and Instagram.com/thebigsleuth.