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19 June – 3 September
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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 as excited as we are!

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

Visitors will also be 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.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on the trail.

Latest News

31st March 2022

One of a number of artists designing sculptures for the trail is Ipswich-based artist, Loïs Cordelia. Specialising in speed-painting, Loïs painted the design for her ‘Hoot’ sculpture, Nocturne, in public over four days at Th.... Read More

31st March 2022

Pupils from Holbrook Primary School had a ‘hoot’ learning more about St Elizabeth Hospice and the upcoming Big Hoot Ipswich 2022 art trail, in a special assembly this March. As part of the school’s involvement in the hosp.... Read More

31st March 2022

With the launch of the Big Hoot Ipswich 2022 art trail fast approaching, fans of St Elizabeth Hospice’s Wild in Art sculpture trails are in for a treat, as the hospice has launched a raffle for entrants to be in with a chance of.... Read More

31st March 2022

Staff at St Elizabeth Hospice have expressed their pride at being named joint winners of the High Sheriff’s Group of the Year Award alongside Kernos Centre and Storehouse Foodbank. The news was announced by the High Sheriff o.... Read More

31st March 2022

Pupils from Bildeston Primary School had a real ‘hoot’ this World Book Day dressing up as owls to help raise funds for independent Suffolk charity, St Elizabeth Hospice. To mark World Book Day, on 3rd March, and to celebrat.... Read More

31st March 2022

From familiar snouts and trunks, as well as one or two new feathered friends, there was plenty to enjoy for fans of St Elizabeth Hospice’s Wild in Art sculpture trails over the weekend of 12th and 13th March. As part of the W.... Read More

7th March 2022

St Elizabeth Hospice has announced the ‘Hoot Hike’ as the event to launch the Big Hoot Ipswich 2022 this summer. The Big Hoot Ipswich 2022 is the third art trail brought to Ipswich by St Elizabeth Hospice in partnership wit.... Read More

10th February 2022

Watch the trail come to life... We are inviting you to come and watch some of our artists turn their visions into a reality, as they paint their owl sculptures at The Hold, Ipswich. These sessions are being held: 10 -.... Read More

28th January 2022

‘Brilliant news’, ‘proud’ and ‘fantastic achievement’ are just some of the words used by staff at St Elizabeth Hospice in reaction to the Care Quality Commission awarding the hospice an ‘Outstanding’ rating. The.... Read More

28th January 2022

The Little Hoot has arrived in the most magical way possible at Bright Horizons Quayside Nursey, Ipswich... "The children were told a friend from the forest would be arriving and needed a nest to stay in while t.... Read More

28th January 2022

More than £10,000 of funding has been secured for the ‘We Give A Hoot’ community programme which will be organised by St Elizabeth Hospice as part of the Big Hoot Ipswich 2022 art trail. The funding from the National Lotte.... Read More

26th November 2021

For keen-eyed commuters and walkers in Ipswich this Wednesday evening, there was a real treat to be seen on some of the town’s landmark buildings. With less than a year to go to until the launch of the Big Hoot Ipswich 2022, .... Read More


Presenting Partners

Associated British Ports

Suffolk County Council

Ipswich Borough Council

Supporting Partners

Poundfield Precast – Plinths

Magnus Group – Logistics

Homestyle UK Windows

Clarke & Simpson – Auctioneers

Healey’s Printers

Hudsons Signs – Signage/branding

Wyards Removals – Transport

Simply C Photography

John Grose – Varnishing

Media Partners

Ipswich Star

East Anglian Daily Times

The Big Hoot Ipswich 2022