In the Press

In recent weeks, The Hat has featured across local radio, press and social media.

From Instagram
@theoysterinnbutley
The winner if the draw to win "Confusion" by THE Hat was entry number 100 Mr Thomas Phillips raising a total of £1810 we will be making a donation to St Elizabeth's Hospice. Thank you all for your support. #whoisthehat ❤️

From East Anglian Daily Times
Shy painter’s works go up for sale
A series of works by a mystery Suffolk artist known as The Hat are set to go under the hammer.

From In Touch
Art Auction Raises More Than £6,400 To Help Support Struggling Suffolk Families
With the help of several local artists and friends, the team at Home-Start in Suffolk have launched the very first Home-Start in Suffolk “Art Auction” featuring nearly 50 amazing pieces including original works of local artists Theronda Hoffman, Allan Williams and the ever mysterious “The Hat” – who has been creating pieces of artwork and leaving them across East Suffolk for people to find and auction off for charity!

From Concrete
Mysterious Artist, The Hat, Dubbed ‘The New Banksy’
An elusive artist known as the Hat has been anonymously leaving artworks at locations across Suffolk with instructions to auction them off for charitable organisations.

From ITV
Is mysterious artist 'The Hat' actually Ed Sheeran?
Part of ITV Local Evening News


From Diss Express Times
Anonymous artist "The Hat" gifts art to Waveney foodbank and sparks online auction
"Artwork created by an anonymous donor has been gifted to a foodbank – and will now be auctioned to raise much-needed funds."


From Hindustan Times
The cat is out of ‘The Hat’: Singer Ed Sheeran rumoured to be mysterious Suffolk artist
"The people of Suffolk are in a frenzy, trying to figure out if ‘The Hat’ is actually the famous musician and Suffolk resident, Ed Sheeran."


From Metro
Ed Sheeran rumoured to be Banksy-style artist The Hat as mysterious artwork appears near his Suffolk home
"Shops and pubs close to his home have been getting the mystery art in the post from an artist calling themselves The Hat."


From the Daily Mail
Is Ed Sheeran the new Banksy? Artworks turn up around the singer's Suffolk town - and look VERY familiar
"The anonymous painter, known as The Hat, has been donating artwork to charity shops and businesses during lockdown – and, like street artist Banksy, has even installed some under the cover of darkness."


From East Anglian Daily Times
Ed Sheeran rumoured to be Suffolk’s answer to Banksy
"Rumours have surfaced that Ed Sheeran could be Suffolk’s answer to famous street artist Banksy."


In the Butley Newsletter
A Puzzle....Who is "The Hat"
If you think you know who I am, then consider contacting the publisher of the Butley Local Newsletter ;-)


From Facebook
Waveney Foodbank - Anonymous Facebook Auction
"Starting on Monday July 13th at 9am we will begin an Anonymous Facebook Auction for this very large piece of artwork donated by a local Suffolk Artist ."


From East Anglian Daily Times
Suffolk charity puts unique art works and rare collectables up for fund-raising auction
"The ever mysterious “The Hat” has a reputation for creating pieces of artwork and leaving them across East Suffolk for people to find and auction off for charity"


From East Anglian Daily Times
Who is the Hat? The mysterious Suffolk artist creating anonymous work in the name of charity
"A mysterious artist, known only as the Hat, has been leaving pieces of art across east Suffolk."


From BBC News
"Coronavirus: Mystery artist The Hat leaves works for charities"
"A mystery artist has been leaving his coronavirus-inspired works at various locations asking that they be auctioned for charities."


On BBC Radio Suffolk

Listen now on BBC Sounds, featuring The Hat at 36 minutes and 1 hour and 23 minutes https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08f9dl1


via @the_neathouse Instagram

"So yesterday I arrived at work... I’d been here an hour and walked outside to find a parcel wrapped in bubble wrap with a note to The Neathouse."
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBFvqRCjGcX/?igshid=y2lf04a6fp7f