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Norman Lloyd with new sculpture, Hero

Aug 14, 2019

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....Read more
David McKee

Jul 02, 2019

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 th....Read more
Norman Lloyd with the Mayor and crowds at the official ribbon cutting

Jun 18, 2019

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 Eliza....Read more
Last sculpture install - Norman Lloyd with Eleplant

Jun 15, 2019

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 trust....Read more

Jun 11, 2019

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 Co....Read more
Norman Lloyd and Cllr Paul West launch the Learning Herd Guide at the Suffolk Show

Jun 04, 2019

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 scu....Read more

May 30, 2019

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 be....Read more
1st Clare Beaver Scouts with their finished young Elmer

Apr 23, 2019

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 stre....Read more
Norman Lloyd and Richard Norrington reveal spot for IBS Elmer

Mar 27, 2019

Leading local financial institution Ipswich Building Society snapped up the opportunity to be Community Engagement Partner when the Elmer campaign was launched back in 20....Read more
'Selfie' of Norman Lloyd and Elmer

Mar 16, 2019

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 ....Read more
Tim Evans, Poundfield, and Norman Lloyd, St Elizabeth Hospice with Elmer and one of the concrete plinths

Mar 11, 2019

A Suffolk-based, market leading precast concrete manufacturer is making good progress in producing the 47 plinths upon which differently painted sculptures of the childre....Read more

Mar 07, 2019

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 Para....Read more
Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk - A Wild in Art event in support of St Elizabeth Hospice

Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk – A Wild in Art event in support of St Elizabeth Hospice