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Elmer’s Great North Parade

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21st August – 1st November 2019

Elmer’s Great North Parade is organised by and raising vital funds for St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice, a charity providing care, love and support to babies, children and young adults with complex needs.

For 11 weeks, 50 big and 114 little individually painted elephant sculptures are taking over North East streets, parks and public buildings in the biggest and brightest art trail ever seen in the region.

Elmer’s Great North Parade has taken over Tyne and Wear from 21st August to 1st November 2019 with a spectacular art trail featuring individually designed elephant sculptures based on the much-loved Elmer character.

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, written and illustrated by David McKee, remains one of the most iconic and widely read children’s book series of all time. The Elmer books have been translated into more than 50 languages and have sold over 8 million copies worldwide since it was first published by Andersen Press in 1989.

After the 11 week trail there will be a farewell weekend and an auction, where the sculptures will be sold to raise funds for St Oswald’s Hospice.

Download Elmers Trail map

Find out more about Elmers Great North Parade and St Oswalds Hospice: https://www.stoswaldsuk.org/elmer/art-trail/