The Owls of Bath 2018 charity auction will be held at the Apex Hotel in Bath on Wednesday and is your chance to own a beautiful Owls of Bath sculpture!
OWLS FOR SALE – All 58 of the full size owls and 3 of the owlets will be on sale. 100% of event profits will be donated to four amazing Bath charities.
BID ONLINE – The auction will also be online at The Auction Room. Register and bid for your favourite owl from anywhere in the world!
THE AUCTION – Greg Ingham, Chair of Creative Bath and Media Clash will be hosting the evening and charity auctioneer Addison Gelpey will be taking the bids. Olympic gold medalist Amy Williams MBE, who has painted OWLympus the Owlet, will help auction some of the owls. As well as viewing all 61 owls and owlets being auctioned, you can also have your photo taken with Pip the real Little Owl and printed out to take home. BBC Points West is planning to broadcast live from the the event.
AUCTION TICKETS – include the Big Hoot bubbly reception, a selection of savoury dishes, desserts, cheese & fruit platter and owl chocolates, with table service and a cash bar. Drinks for the table can be pre-ordered at discounted prices. Tickets are £37.50 + VAT (£45 inc VAT) via Eventbrite (+ booking fee) or via the shop page of the website or by BACS by emailing email@example.com.
Why not make up a table? It’ll be a memorable hoot of an evening!
BIDDING – There will be four ways to bid for owls on 17th October.
– In person at the live auction at the Apex Hotel (please complete Bidder Registration Form at the top of this page)
– Online at www.theauctionroom.com (register online with The Auction Room)
– By phone in to the live auction (please complete Telephone & Absentee Bidding Form at the top of this page)
– By leaving an absentee bid for Bonhams to bid on your behalf (please complete Telephone & Absentee Bidding Form at the top of this page)
Owls bidding is expected to start at £1,000.
OWL ARTISTS – The owls have been decorated by a wide range of talented artists and designers, including BP Portrait Award artist Richard Twose; celebrated Bristol street artists Inkie and Cheba; Horrible Histories book illustrator Martin Brown; Elle Decoration Design Awards winner Lisa Todd; Bath surrealist artist Philip Bouchard; Olympic Gold Medallist Amy Williams MBE and several of the UK’s leading creative design companies, all of whom have transformed the once identical owl sculptures to unique and collectable works of art.
OWLS OF BATH CHARITIES – 100% of event profits will be donated to: – The new Royal United Hospital Cancer and Therapies Centres – Bath Young Carers’ Centre (a vital resource for children who look after ill, frail or disabled family members) – Roman Baths Archway Project (opening up secret Roman tunnels & creating a new World Heritage education centre) – UK Little Owl Project (based in Bath and working to protect Little Owls, whose numbers have declined by over 60% in recent years.