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A Wild in Art event in support of St Luke's Hospice.

Art Parade

This summer a parade of 40 unique elephants will create a trail around the beautiful city of Plymouth and surrounding areas.

Sponsors

Get your business messages ‘herd’, drive customers to your door, create partnerships across the city and be part of this exceptional event.

Schools

25 Young Elmers created by local children will form an education trail as part of the wider Elmer’s Big Parade this summer.

Artists

We’ve received an amazing array of creations! Watch this space to find out which artists will be painting our Elmer sculptures.

Elmer’s Big Parade Plymouth

Elmer’s coming to town and he’s bringing some new friends… For 10 weeks this summer a parade of 40 fabulously colourful, unique elephants will be taking you on a trail around the beautiful city of Plymouth and surrounding areas. From the hustle and bustle of the city streets to the peace and grandeur of the Hoe, Elmer’s Big Parade will navigate you around Britain’s Ocean City.

St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth is working in partnership with Wild in Art and Andersen Press to bring this mass participation, family friendly, art trail to life; featuring the much beloved children’s character of Elmer, by Devon born artist and author David McKee.

Each sculpture will feature a unique design created by some of our amazing local and national artists, both well-known and emerging. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore all the city has to offer whilst being enchanted, inspired and amazed by the sculptures themselves.

At the end of the summer each of the beautifully designed Elmers will be auctioned to raise funds for St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth, to enable us to continue to provide our outstanding compassionate care.

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Latest News

20th May 2019

Look out for the latest edition of OM Magazine!  We met with OM to give them an update on Elmer and the Big Parade Herd news. We are also making the final call for sponsors as the last few adorable s.... Read More

28th March 2019

When gifted local artist Colin Pethick learned of the opportunity to lend his talent to St Luke’s by painting one of the elephant sculptures for this summer’s Elmer’s Big Parade, it was an oppor.... Read More
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3rd July 2018

Excitement is building about Elmer the Elephant and his friends trooping into Plymouth for Elmer’s Big Parade next summer, giving our city a mammoth boost that will benefit us all. The ench.... Read More

27th April 2018

Bold, bright and a real delight – that’s Elmer’s Big Parade, coming to Plymouth in July 2019. Last month, we shared with you news about this exciting St Luke’s project with Wild in Art and An.... Read More
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21st March 2018

When it comes to encouraging more open discussion around the sensitive subjects of death and dying, St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth is leading the herd, with a fun and enchanting trail that’s set to .... Read More

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