The Owls of Bath flock has landed at their new luxury Nest HQ at Crest Nicholson’s Bath Riverside development.

The colourful owl sculptures have taken up residence in the ground floor of Royal View, alongside the River Avon, as they are preened back to perfect condition by their artists ahead of the Owls Hoot Farewell weekend on 29-30 September.

They will then fly off to the Minerva’s Owls charity auction on Wednesday 17th October in the Apex Hotel.

Bath Riverside’s very own ‘Nocturnowl’, sponsored by Crest Nicholson has been well received by residents and visitors alike since it took up its post adjacent to Victoria Bridge in May.

Senior Projects Director for Crest Nicholson Regeneration, Neil Dawtrey, said, “There has been a fantastic response to Nocturnowl. Over the summer holidays we have seen hundreds of people come to Bath Riverside to find the sculpture and explore this new residential quarter.

“Minerva’s Owls has done a great job in promoting all areas of the city and brought more people here to experience Bath Riverside for themselves. We’re pleased to be in a position to offer this temporary space to house the owls as they get prepared for auction.”

Megan Witty, organiser of the Minerva’s Owls of Bath event, added, “We would like to thank Crest Nicholson for providing this fantastic ‘nest’ for the owls over the coming weeks. Public arts events rely heavily on the involvement of the community and it’s great to see businesses and people coming together to raise much-needed money for important local causes.”

For more details about the Hoot Farewell and charity auction, see the Auction page of the website.

Owls of Bath artist Elysia Paterson, who painted the fabulous Basanti, Hoops and Amalfi owl sculptures, taking a self of owls recently landed at their new Bath Riverside nest.

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