Friday, 4 August 2017

Birmingham Bears: Bearmingham - Big Sleuths

We were in the city of Birmingham a couple of weeks ago for a short break.

On the day we were leaving Painted Bear sculptures dubbed as The Big Sleuths were going on display all over the city.  There are over 100, but we managed to see a whole load purely by accident whilst wandering the city centre. 

You can also find the Big Sleuths at the Arcadian, Brindleyplace, Custard Factory, Gas Street Basin, Jewellery Quarter, Sea Life Centre and other locations in the city.  They will be on display until the 17th September 2017.
Let me first introduce you to Bearmingham.

Everyones favourite Star Trek Vulcan character, including mine Spock
May the force be with you. 
We are fans of the series Peaky Blinders.  Peaky Blinders set in Birmingham has given the city a boost as tourists follow in the footsteps of gangster Tommy Shelby by visiting the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley or on walking tours in the Digbeth area. 

The series has also welcomed a new generation of fans in the music provided by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds and the song 'Right Red Hand'.  
Actor Cillian Murphy playing  Tommy Shelby on the back of this black moody bear.
If you want to see more of the Big Sleuths in Birmingham,  then follow this link or check them out on Twitter.

You might also be interested to note that a couple of years ago fellow blogger Second Hand Susie photographed when Owls took over the city - follow here, if you wish to see them.  

Other blog posts in and around Birmingham.
For Part 1 of Birmingham Graffiti Art - see here. 
For Part 2 of Birmingham Graffiti Art - see here
Birmingham Vegetarian Places to Eat and The Oasis

Also see here for blog post on Birmingham Places 


  1. Loved the Peaky Blinders and the soundtrack was awesome. Never seen nick Cave live sadly, but PJ Harvey was one of my fave gigs ever. What presence.

    1. Ah happy to note you are fan of Peaky Blinders, it was superb - all the actors! I am a fan of PJ Harvey, but I have not been to any of her gigs or Nick Cave, but we enjoy thankfully music at home.


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