Sponsors and Partners

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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The call for artists has now closed.

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

Good luck!

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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 fifty individually designed Elmer the Patchwork Elephant sculptures. The art trail will be our second, following the wonderfully colourful and joyous world of Great North Snowdogs in 2016.

Get crafty for Elmer Day at Sunderland Libraries

Event start date - 10:30 AM, 25 May 2019

Event end date - 25 May 2019

10.30am - 11.30am

Sunderland City Libraries

To celebrate Elmer Day, Sunderland Libraries Services are hosting an Elmer Craft Activity Day in all of the Sunderland Libraries.

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Meet Elmer at Newcastle City Library on Elmer Day

Event start date - 11:00 AM, 25 May 2019

Event end date - 26 May 2019

Meet Elmer at Newcastle City Library

Meet Elmer at Newcastle City Library on Elmer Day

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Elmer Family Day

Event start date - 30 May 2019

Event end 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

Event end date - 09 June 2019

1.30pm – 4.30pm

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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Sponsors June Briefing Event

Event start date - 17 June 2019

Event end date - 17 June 2019

Sage Gateshead

Don't miss the opportunity to hear from our Head of Fundraising, Jane Hogan, on the latest updates from the art trail.

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Elmers Patchwork Parade

Event start date - 06 July 2019

Event end date - 06 July 2019

Saltwell Park, Gateshead

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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Patchwork Positivity Workshop

Event start date - 13 July 2019

The Thought Foundation

10am-2pm Play with fabrics, explore positive messages, collage materials and create art in The Thought Foundation's Patchwork Positivity Workshop - inspired by St Oswald's Great North Elmer art trail. Suitable for all ages, no booking required and free of charge.

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Elmer at Sunderland Airshow

Event start date - 26 July 2019

Event end date - 26 July 2019

Sunderland Airshow

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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