From 15 June to 7 September, Ipswich is set to play 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 will also be able to meet our Learning Herd; 84 ‘young Elmers’, who will be popping up in special locations all across town.
Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk will be kicking off the big reveal and countdown to the first day of the trail at the Suffolk Show next week, on Weds 29 - Thurs 30 May.The Show takes place just two weeks in advance of t....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
A Suffolk-based, market leading precast concrete manufacturer is making good progress in producing the 47 plinths upon which differently painted sculptures of the children’s character Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, will....Read more
It is almost as if we planned it… What good fortune that this year’s World Book Day falls on Thursday 7 March, marking exactly 100 days to go until Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk goes live!On 15 June, the 55 large ....Read more
Leading financial services firm Scrutton Bland has joined Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk by signing up to sponsor an elephant sculpture in the art trail which takes place in Ipswich this summer in aid of St Elizabeth Hospi....Read more
More than fifty large Elmer sculptures and one hundred smaller ‘young Elmers’ have recently taken up residency in a warehouse generously loaned to St Elizabeth Hospice’s latest art trail campaign by local independe....Read more
Elmer and his new recruit, Educating Elmer, paid a visit to Castle Hill Infant and Junior School in Ipswich to meet the pupils and say ‘Thank you’ for all the fundraising they are doing.Castle Hill have committed....Read more
On Tuesday, representatives from around 50 Ipswich companies gathered at John Grose Ford’s showroom for the next major milestone in St Elizabeth Hospice’s Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk campaign – the Matchmaker Even....Read more