The Big Sleuth

The Big Sleuth

We are delighted to be supporting The Big Sleuth, a free public art event taking place this summer which will see up to 100 giant bear sculptures leave their paw prints all over the city for 10 weeks.

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.

Banteay Srei

Meet the West Midlands Combined Authority Bear! You can call him Banty Bear for short.                                                  

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Special edition Swift card

Go bear spotting by public transport and pick up a unique piece of Big Sleuth memorabilia.                                                   

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Brompton Bike Hire

Explore the trail by bike with Free Brompton Bike Hire membership with promo code: TBS2017

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Looking to tick off a lot of bears in one go? Follow these recommended trails to get a head start.

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Journey Planner

Whether you're planning to travel by bus, train, tram, bike or on foot; our journey planner will find you the best route.

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The Big Sleuth website

Find out more about The Big Sleuth by visiting their website and how to get involved.                                                       

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Swift Pay As You Go

If you pay cash fares to travel, PAYG is the smarter and cheaper way to travel by bus and tram in the West Midlands.

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