Coming 2019!

Wild in Art are turning the country patchwork with Elmer’s Big Art Parades arriving in Suffolk, Plymouth and Tyne and Wear in 2019.

Raising funds

Elmer’s Big Art Parades will help raise awareness and vital funds for local Hospice care in Suffolk, Plymouth and Tyne and Wear.

Elmer Figurines!

Elmer figurines designed by Wild in Art artists will be available online and in stores from summer 2019. Sign up for updates!

About Elmer

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant by David McKee remains one of the most iconic and widely read children’s book series of all time.

Welcome to Elmer’s Big Art Parades

Introducing Elmer’s Big Art Parades – Andersen Press and creative event producers Wild in Art are bringing public art trails featuring 1.1m tall Elmer sculptures to Britain’s towns and cities.

Elmer’s Big Art Parades will consist of sculpture trails inspired by one of the most iconic and widely read children’s book series of all time. Written and illustrated by celebrated children’s author and artist David McKee, Elmer was published by Andersen Press in 1989. Elmer’s Big Art Parades will provide visually stunning trails of art and take place in 2019, 30 years since Elmer was first brought to life in a book. The public art trails, funded by corporate sponsors and raising money for charity, will see blank Elmer sculptures decorated by well-known and talented local artists, and celebrity names.

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  • Happy Halloween from St Elizabeth Hospice! Thank you to Ruby
  • Registration is now open for Whos Afraid of the Park?!
  • The very lovely Wilmer from petsastherapyuk is making herself at
  • Thank you to our wonderful volunteers for creating these charming
  • Thank you to all the brave people who took park
  • Thank you to everyone who attended the Autumn Gala Dinner
  • We love all kinds of donations  especially autumnal apples!
  • Were still buzzing from our Strictly final on Saturday! Well
  • We just love the range of succulents in our garden
  • We know most people want to spend their last days
  • Volunteering can really broaden your horizons  Something new to
  • When you have lost someone dear a listening ear can
  • Hello Twinkle Toes!  We love a bit of sparkle
  • Seeking a new job with an organisation that truly values
  • Running around trying to find affordable sports gear?  Have
  • When someone is near the end of life compassion for
  • Our care doesnt just reach across Plymouth  Were there
  • Having a declutter day?  Please remember our charity shops
  • When we lose someone special our memories are all the
  • Visit to nationalmarineaquarium for elmerplymouth Talking to networkplymouth about exciting
  • Hey you Snowdog snappers  theres only four weeks left
  • Last year your little pups had fun customising their own
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  • Elmer enjoyed his first beach party last night! Our lovely
  • Were very excited that artist  friend of stoswaldsuk Jeff
  • We had a Beerilliant time in Manchester this week visiting
  • We are delighted to announce our Learning Programme Partner for
  • Elmer visited some young people from Stobhillgate First School in
  • Could you or your company help us get our Elmer
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Elmer's big Art parades

Elmer's Big Art Parades 2019

Elmer's Big Art Parades 2019