Sponsors and Partners

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Learning Programme

A herd of mini Elmers will take over Tyne and Wear – you can be part of it!

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Are you a talented artist or designer who could bring our herd to life? What is Elmer?

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What is Elmer's Great North Parade?

From August – November 2019, Tyne and Wear will welcome a spectacular art trail which will be tons of fun! Elmer’s Great North Parade will feature over 70 individually designed elephants based on the much loved children’s character, Elmer the patchwork elephant. Schools and youth groups are also invited to get creative by helping to decorate a ‘little herd’ of smaller Elmer sculptures.

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Elmer’s Great North Parade supports St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice. Discover how you can make a difference to the children and young people they care for.

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