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We invite your company, employees and customers to join the Parade.

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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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Artists

The call for artists has now closed.

If your design is selected, we will let you know by the end of May 2019.

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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 65 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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Elmer at Good Friday Raceday

Event start date - 16 April 2019

Newcastle Racecourse

Come and meet Elmer ahead of Elmer's Great North Parade and get your BIG Elmer Raffle Tickets for the chance to take home the sculpture at the end of the art trail.

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Elmer at Northumberland Zoo

Event start date - 22 April 2019

Event end date - 28 April 2019

Northumberland Zoo

Over the Easter holidays, Elmer will be meeting and greeting his fellow animal lovers at Northumberland Zoo.

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Elmer Family Day

Event start date - 30 May 2019

Gateshead Central Library

Elmer remains one of the most iconic and widely read children’s book series, written and illustrated by celebrated children’s author and artist David McKee. In 2019 we celebrate Elmer’s 30th birthday with a free creative family day!

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Party in the Park

Event start date - 09 June 2019

Ponteland Park

Come and meet Elmer ahead of the 2019 trail Elmer’s Great North Parade at Ponteland Park's Family Fun Day.

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Elmer's Patchwork Parade

Event start date - 10:00 AM, 06 July 2019

Saltwell Park

Be part of the herd and join in the fun at our colourful, family fun Parade. Take an exciting stomp of discovery through Saltwell Park and meet Elmer and some of his friends along the way! You’ll raise funds to support St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice and receive an exclusive Parade wristband.

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Elmer’s Great North Parade

Event start date - 21 August 2019

Across Tyne and Wear

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 large and 100 small individually designed elephants based on the much loved children’s character, Elmer the patchwork elephant.

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Elmer's Farewell Weekend

Event start date - 09 November 2019

Newcastle Racecourse

Join us for a weekend of ele-fantastic fun as we wave off our beautiful elephants in style. All our little and big Elmers will be there to enjoy the party and say goodbye to their ele-fans before they are sold at auction or returned to their schools.

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The Big Elmer Auction

Event start date - 12 November 2019

This is your chance to own your very own large Elmer, as our herd go under the hammer at Sage Gateshead to raise funds for St Oswald's Children’s Hospice.

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