From 15 June to 7 September, Ipswich plays host to an even bigger and better art trail than when the pigs went wild; this time featuring 55 individually designed elephants based on the much loved children’s character, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant.
Visitors can also meet our Learning Herd; 84 ‘young Elmers’, who are gathered in their herds in special locations all across town.
We are pleased to reveal a new treat for Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk - our 56th sculpture, our very own 'emergency Elmer', Hero!Hero has been designed and painted by experienced trail artist, Mik Richardson, who has....Read more
The Elmer team is thrilled to announce that the man behind Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, author and illustrator David McKee, is visiting Ipswich this week to celebrate the St Elizabeth Hospice organised art trail.201....Read more
This morning, artists, sponsors and volunteers involved with Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk gathered on the Cornhill in Ipswich to mark the official opening of the St Elizabeth Hospice organised art trail.Norman Lloyd,....Read more
It is official, Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk is live!The Elmer team met logistics partner, Palletways UK, at 5am this morning to start the install, supported by trusty and dedicated volunteers, Graham Shemmings and P....Read more
With just three days to go until Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk hits the streets of Ipswich, residents and visitors got an early surprise this morning when the window at Coes department store on Norwich Road in Ipswich was....Read more
The Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk campaign, in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice, kicked off its countdown to the trail at the Suffolk Show last week with all 84 young Elmer sculptures displayed together under one roof.As p....Read more
Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk kicked off the big reveal and countdown to the first day of the trail at the Suffolk Show this week.The Show took place just two weeks before the official first day of the parade, when in....Read more
We are pleased to announce that Suffolk Scouts are once again supporting St Elizabeth Hospice’s next big art trail this summer.From 15 June to 7 September, the streets of Ipswich town centre and Waterfront will be ....Read more
Leading local financial institution Ipswich Building Society snapped up the opportunity to be Community Engagement Partner when the Elmer campaign was launched back in 2017, following the great success of their involveme....Read more
In just three months’ time, 55 beautifully painted, unique sculptures will be brightening up the parks and open spaces of Ipswich town centre and waterfront as part of Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk, St Elizabeth Hospice....Read more