Did you see these three Ipswich landmarks light up last night?

The former ABP Customs House on Ipswich Waterfront was one of the buildings lit up

The former ABP Customs House on Ipswich Waterfront was one of the buildings lit up - Credit: Motion Mapping

Colourful images were projected onto three prominent Ipswich buildings on Wednesday evening — did you see them?

Advertisements for the Big Hoot, the St Elizabeth Hospice art trail coming to Ipswich next summer, were beamed onto the former R&W Paul Ltd silo near Stoke Bridge, the old ABP Customs House on the Waterfront and Suffolk County Council's Endeavour House headquarters.

The images were projected onto the landmarks by Ipswich-based firm Motion Mapping.

The Big Hoot follows on from St Elizabeth Hospice's previous art trails in Ipswich, with Pigs Gone Wild in 2016 and Elmer’s Big Parade in 2019 both raising more than £200,000 for the charity.

Suffolk County Council's Endeavour House had the Big Hoot beamed on its side

Suffolk County Council's Endeavour House had the Big Hoot beamed on its side - Credit: Motion Mapping

Liz Baldwin, corporate and sponsorship fundraising manager at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: "We hope all visitors to Ipswich this Wednesday enjoyed the colourful Big Hoot imagery.

"We are so grateful to Motion Mapping for helping us bring an early sprinkle of the Big Hoot magic and colour to the town this autumn, ahead of the trail next year.

"It was so nice to see iconic Ipswich buildings lit up with the Big Hoot and to celebrate the support of our presenting partners ABP Port of Ipswich, Suffolk County Council and Ipswich Borough Council."

Stuart Harris, creative director of Motion Mapping, added: "Being a part of the Big Hoot is fantastic as it is such an exciting event for the town.

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"Even on Wednesday, we had lots of people coming up to us to ask questions about the images and the Big Hoot 2022 in general.

The former R&W Paul Ltd silo near Stoke Bridge was bright and colourful

The former R&W Paul Ltd silo near Stoke Bridge was bright and colourful - Credit: Motion Mapping

"We cannot wait for next summer to arrive now and look forward to continuing to support the hospice in all the great work it does in the community."

It was estimated the Elmer's Big Parade art trail brought an extra £1million to Ipswich’s economy through increased spending and by attracting 250,000 people to the town.

Between June and September next year, 40 decorated owl sculptures celebrating all things Suffolk will be placed around Ipswich.

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