Frank Turner at the Glee Club Birmingham

The Big Hoot’s Owl is joined on stage at Birmingham’s prestigious comedy club, The Glee Club Birmingham.

The critically acclaimed artist Frank Turner gave up his time to help publicize the charity project by Wild in Art.

Which eventually led to 89 Big Hoot owls and 122 school owlets took to the streets of Birmingham, to raise funds for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.

The sculpture was based on the eagle owl that took up residence in Birmingham in 2008. After 10 weeks of drawing people to Birmingham to experience the art first hand and complete the trial. The owls were auctioned off and raised £530,830 for the charity partner.

The event went on to win the Best Live Event in the Birmingham Mail Brummies’ Choice Awards. The Birmingham What’s On Readers Award and was highly commended for Excellence in Contributing to the Community in the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Awards.

Frank Turner at the Glee Club Birmingham

Frank himself was on a publicity tour, which was an intimate evening of song and chat discussing his newly released book, The Road Beneath My Feet“.  Which is an account of what’s it like to spend your life on the road.

The book reminisces about “an intimate account of what it’s like to spend your life constantly on the road, sleeping on floors, invariably jetlagged, all for the love of playing live music.” source Waterstones synopsis.

I was lucky enough to get a fantastic commission from King Edwards Schools and Dennis Ramplin. Great fun about Town showcasing some of my location and Portrait skills.