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Partners and Sponsors

Thanks to all the businesses signed up as part of our parade.

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Artists and Designers

The search is on for 50 talented artists to design and paint our Elmers.

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Learning Herd

Own one of our herd of young Elmers – and win a large sculpture too!

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Welcome to Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk!

Tons of Fun for Everyone!

From June to September 2019, Ipswich is set to play host to an even bigger and better art trail than when the pigs went wild; this time featuring 50 individually designed elephants based on the much loved children’s character, Elmer the patchwork elephant.

Visitors will also be able to meet our Learning Herd; around 100 ‘young Elmers’, who will be popping up in special locations all across town.

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LATEST NEWS

Elmer visits the Concertus offices in Ipswich

September 21, 2018

Elmer the Elephant paid a visit to Concertus yesterday, ahead of ‘Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk’ which takes place in Ipswich next year.The eagerly-awaited follow-up to the 2016 Pigs Gone Wild trail will see 50 la....Read more
Elmer visiting Ipswich School in July 2018

September 13, 2018

Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk this week announced an enhanced partnership with local leading independent school, Ipswich School.Already a keen supporter of the campaign, sponsoring a large sculpture and fundraising fo....Read more
Larking Gowen Crazy Golf Challenge winners - Ashtons Legal

September 12, 2018

Teams from 18 local businesses took part in a crazy golf challenge at Ufford Park Hotel in Woodbridge on Tuesday raising over £1,500 in support of Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk, the next big art trail organised by St Eli....Read more
Some of the Curtis Banks team, with Norman Lloyd, Jo Beattie and Elmer

September 11, 2018

Curtis Banks’ CSR team have created a buzz about all things Elmer around their office by welcoming a very special guest to launch an internal design competition aimed at engaging staff and their families with Elmer’s....Read more
Cliff Lane Primary pupils with Elmer

September 10, 2018

There are only 25 more chances for schools, nurseries or youth groups in Ipswich to win a full size Elmer sculpture. This fantastic opportunity is open to any school, youth group or organisation that signs up to be in El....Read more
Norman Lloyd, Campaign Manager, and Elmer at Bubblerush Ipswich

September 04, 2018

The Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk team at St Elizabeth Hospice are thrilled to announce that they have signed up 50 sponsors for their 50 Elmer sculptures! The final two sponsorships were agreed at the end of last week, b....Read more
Larking Gowen half marathon runners

August 28, 2018

Eleven runners from Elmer sponsor Larking Gowen are entering the final phase of training for the Great East Half Marathon, which takes place in Ipswich on 16th September this year.The dedicated team are raising money....Read more
Graham Shemmings and Norman Lloyd by the Elmer pick up truck

August 21, 2018

Graham Shemmings, MD of the Martlesham based company, is today featured in the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star, talking about why it is important to him to support St Elizabeth Hospice.Following his recent ....Read more
Lois Cordelia with Imagination Can Take You Anywhere

August 06, 2018

Artists, both well-known and as yet undiscovered, are being invited to submit their designs for Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk, the next big mass-participation art event taking place in Ipswich throughout the summer of 201....Read more
Elmer visiting Ipswich School in July 2018

July 02, 2018

Ipswich School had a visit from a special elephant recently, to celebrate the school’s involvement in Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk in 2019.Pupils and staff alike were delighted to meet Elmer the Patchwork Elephant ....Read more

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Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk

Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk