Mell Square Plays Host to the Big Sleuth Art Trail

This summer you can become a detective as part of The Big Sleuth art trail and discover the hidden letters that will unlock Mell Square’s very own Flower Bear and be in with the chance of winning bear-mazing prizes.

Repeating the success of The Big Hoot’s multi-award-winning formula, Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity and Wild in Art are teaming up to present The Big Sleuth (10th July – 17th September).

Based on the Sun Bear, the world’s smallest species of bear (now threatened with extinction), the sculptures are sure to generate plenty of fun for all sleuth spotters who take-on the trail. After which, the bears will be auctioned to raise valuable funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.

Here at Mell Square, we’re proud to host two out of the six Big Sleuth bears that will be standing proud in Solihull’s town centre – Flower Bear and the National Grid’s – The sun Bear-neath The Sea.

Meet our Flower Bear

Inspired by landscapes, wildlife and nature, the Mell Square bear, designed by artist Sarah Jane Richards, features sunflowers and other summer-flowering plants that encourage native birds and insects to flourish. You can visit the bear and start your adventure between Mill Lane North and Mill Lane South.

A mini detective adventure…

From the 17th July, you and your family can play the role of a detective as you uncover the name of our Flower Bear. Pick up a postcard from next to the bear and begin your adventure and look-out for individual letters in our selected stores.

Once you’ve found all the letters and identified the bear’s name, simply pop the postcard into the designated post box in Castle Fine Art Gallery and you’ll automatically be entered into our competition to win a bear-mazing prize.*

A sleuth photo…

Our Flower Bear will also prove to be the perfect photo partner. All photos with our bear can be entered into our social media competition, using #MellBear, to be in with a chance of winning a prize.*

Reap the rewards…

To celebrate The Big Sleuth, we’ve teamed up with some of our retailers to bring you some bear-illiant offers, including 10% discount at Costa and exclusive offers at House of Fraser*.

Simply download The Big Sleuth app and scan the QR code printed on our bear to reveal lots of fantastic rewards.

For more information about The Big Sleuth and to view the full trail, visit
*T&C’s apply.

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