About the owl Bath Children’s Literature Festival and Emery Building Contractors have teamed up to create a head-turning design for their Festiv’Owl. It has been designed by the celebrated illustrator of the Horrible Histories books, Martin Brown, as a celebration of all things historical - Emery’s long history in Bath, the 25th anniversary of Horrible Histories (written by Terry Deary) and the 70th anniversary of Bath Festivals.
About the sponsors Emery is a Bath based building contractor undertaking work ranging from the refurbishment of listed buildings to large new build homes. The Bath Children’s Literature Festival is the biggest dedicated children’s festival in Europe, based in Bath.
About the artist Martin Brown is the illustrator of the hugely successful Horrible Histories series of books and author illustrator of Lesser Spotted Animals. He is a firm believer in art for all and an advocate of the idea that everyone CAN draw.
Where? Kings Lounge, Roman Baths Pump Rooms, Abbey Chambers, Church St, Avon, Bath BA1 1LZ. Overlooking the historic steaming King's Bath with fellow flock member Bubo (free access via The Pump Rooms main entrance. Walk through the Pump Room to the far corner where you will find them nesting!) Opening times: 09.00 - 21.00, exit 22.00 until 31 August. September = 09.00 - 17.00, exit 18.00. After the 'Owls Hoot Farewell' auction preview weekend (29/30 September), Festiv'Owl will fly off to the Bath Children’s Literature Festival until 7th October. Martin Brown will be talking at the Festival's Horrible Histories event with author Terry Deary at 1pm on Saturday 29th September. For tickets and more information see the Bath Festivals website at www.bathfestivals.org.uk.