The Big Hoot

Chichester and Arundel
10 July 24  – 1 September 24
Chestnut Tree House

Chestnut Tree House is bringing an exciting new art trail to Chichester and Arundel in summer 2024.

The exact dates are still to be confirmed but a collection of Wild in Art’s much-loved Owl sculptures will take up residence from July 2024, bringing colour and joy to the area.

Each sculpture will be designed and painted by an artist, and sponsored by a business, group or individual. They will be on display for eight weeks before coming together at one location for a special farewell event in September 2024. Following this, a grand auction will take place, where the sculptures will be sold to raise money for Chestnut Tree House.

The Big Hoot art trail will also encourage schools and other education establishments to get involved in a city-wide Learning Programme. Local children will paint their own ‘Little Hoot’ sculpture to join the trail in groups at indoor venues.

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About Chestnut Tree House

Since opening in 2003 Chestnut Tree House has cared for over 1,000 children and young people in the local community. Its care doesn’t just start and end at the hospice, it also takes its services into children’s homes, helping parents and families to take a well-earned break.

The money raised from The Big Hoot will help children live as full a life as possible, no matter what their condition – enabling them to access all the everyday activities that children enjoy, like splashing about in a swimming pool or hunting for bugs (or owls!) in the woods.

A few of Our Achievements


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