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 the first Horrible Histories book 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). Opening times: 09.00 - 21.00, exit 22.00 until 31 August, then 09.00 - 17.00, exit 18.00. After the trail, Festiv'Owl will fly off to the Bath Children’s Literature Festival (28 September - 7 October), before appearing on-stage at the festival's Horrible Histories event at 1pm on Saturday 29th September.