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19th June - 3rd September

The Big Hoot Ipswich 2022

Twit Twooo and Welcome to the Big and Little Hoot Ipswich

From 19 June to 3 September 2022, St Elizabeth Hospice is bringing a Wild in Art Trail to Ipswich, and we hope you are excited as we are!

Following the successes of Elmer’s Big Parade in 2019 and Pigs Gone Wild in 2016, this trail sees 50 individually designed Big Hoot owls placed around Ipswich for everyone to see and enjoy.

Visitors are also able to meet our Little Hoot owls, who will be popping up in special locations all across town; designed by local schools and groups.

Each of our Big Hoots will be sponsored by a local business and individually decorated by an artist, and at the end of the trail the Big Hoots will be auctioned to raise valuable, much needed funds for St Elizabeth Hospice services providing care and support to those living with life-limiting or progressive illness.

The Big and Little Hoots will attract thousands of local families, residents and visitors to Ipswich and in turn contribute financial benefits to the local economy.

Hudson Group are proud to be one of the official sponsors. Meet our Big Hoot - Hawaii Five-Owl!

Please visit for all the trail info The Big Hoot Art Trail - The Big Hoot Ipswich 2022 : The Big Hoot Ipswich 2022

19th June - 3rd September

Download The Big Hoot App!

Download The Big Hoot app to help you explore the trail. The app will help you discover all the sculptures across Ipswich.

When you find a sculpture, enter the 4 digit code into the app and you might unlock a reward from one of our sponsors.

Plus, you can add to the gallery of sculptures, vote for your favourite and track how far you have walked whilst doing the trail.

Download the app at the App Store and Google Play!

Download The Big Hoot App!

Farewell Event

Overview:

Organised By: St Elizabeth Hospice

Event Location: Ipswich

Event Address: Grand Hall, Town Hall

Event Type: Family Friendly

Details:

Event Time: TBC

Event Date: 10/09/2022

End Date: 11/09/2022

Event Price: TBC

Summary

Ticket holders will be able to get up close and personal with the Big Hoots at the Farewell Weekend before they are auctioned off to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice. People are encouraged to ‘collect’ any Big or Little Hoots to complete their trail hunt, take owl-tastic selfies and have a final look at the owl-mazing designs.

Farewell Event

The Auction

Overview:

Organised By: St Elizabeth Hospice

Event Location: Ipswich

Event Address: Grand Hall, Town Hall

Event Type: Auction

Details:

Event Time: TBC

Event Date: 15/09/2022

Summary

The auction is the final event for the Big Hoot following the trail and will see the 50 Big Hoot sculptures go under the hammer to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice. All funds raised on the evening will go to support the work the hospice and enable us to continue to provide care free of charge to those living with progressive or life-limiting illness.

Each of the individually designed Big Hoots will be auctioned off and this is your chance to own a Big Hoot.
The Elmers Big Parade auction saw Elmers sell for £3,000 up to £10,000 and now grace homes, business and gardens over the UK and Suffolk.

The evening will be set in the backdrop of the historic Grand Hall at the Town Hall and guests will enjoy a welcome drink and canapes to prepare for the bidding ahead.

We are delighted that local auctioneers Clarke and Simpson will be conducting the auction, and have long tradition in the industry as well as featuring in BBC TV programmes such as Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip.

So get your bidding paddles at the ready…because it’s going to be an evening you won’t want to miss!

The Auction

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