About the owl Luminis is a stunning owl, lit from within with multiple holes in its head and feet covered with fused coloured glass and copper to illuminate the coloured glass and create beautiful light patterns around it, in a giant owl version of a Tiffanys/Morroccan lamp. Other parts of the owl are painted blue to celebrate the running waters of the nearby Midford Brook, the lifeblood of the Midford Valley. Lumin15 is housed in a giant 'nestbox' in the grounds of the hotel, which visitors can enter to meet Lumin15, hear the sound of owls as you enter and you can also take part in their nature trail around the beautiful grounds in the Midford Valley.
About the sponsors Waterhouse - The Waterhouse Guest House has 13 en-suite bedrooms and is also home to the Wilsher Group Academy, which is dedicated to releasing innate talent in individuals, teams and organisations. Biodiversity by Design is a creative and multi-faceted ecological consultancy with a global outlook and portfolio. Transition 15, founded by ex Bath Rugby, England, British Lions and World XV rugby player Matt Perry, provides consultation and coaching to individuals, teams and companies to help achieve sustained levels of high performance.
About the artist James Aveling is a special combination of artist, craftsman and natural historian. Equally happy painting in oils or watercolour or crafting in wood or glass, James' work is about celebrating the marvels of nature in innovative and thought-provoking ways. His owl is a work of art!
Where? Waterhouse, Waterhouse Lane, Monkton Combe, Bath BA2 7JB. Rear of building. 0800-2100. Bar & Restaurant on site until 2200. (5 owls nearby in Combe Down + 2 owls in Bradford on Avon). Head south on the A36 out of Bath, over the Viaduct lights, up the hill towards Frome, then turn first sharp right at the bend into the narrow Waterhouse Lane. Waterhouse is at the end of the lane and Lumin15 is at the rear of the building.