About the owl Simon has decorated his owl, 'H'owl - before it's too late', to reflect the sad fate of the Little Owl in the UK, whose numbers have dropped over 60% in recent years. The main threat to this charismatic little species - Britain's smallest owl - is mainly due to modern farming methods which include cutting down old trees and hedgerows - the Little Owl and their prey's favourite nesting sites.
About the sponsor Minerva's Owls of Bath is an exciting new city-wide sculpture trail for the World Heritage city of Bath, celebrating Bath's Roman history, bringing art and fun to the streets and raising funds for local charities. We are delighted to sponsor leading Bath illustrator Simon Spilsbury's owl, which highlights the sad decline of Britain's Little Owl population.
About the artist Simon Spilsbury is an award winning British illustrator working across all media. His work has appeared in many advertising campaigns, TV programmes, idents and column inches across the globe, including Nike, Virgin, Cobra Beer, C4, Vodafone, Paramount Comedy Channel, The London Election, Martell, Waterstones, Luerzers Archive, The Sunday Times and The Guardian.
Where? Little Theatre, St Michaels Place, Bath BA1 1SG. Look up! Perching 24/7