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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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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 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.

Patchwork Penny is coming to the Pop-Up-Park in Sunderland!

Event start date - 22 July 2019

Event end date - 25 July 2019

11 am -12 pm and 2 pm - 3 pm

Patchwork Penny is coming to the Pop-Up-Park

Join St Oswald;s Hospice’s Patchwork Penny for some very special story time sessions this summer. The ScS Story Snug at Market Square, Sunderland, featuring ScS’ ele-fantastic patchwork chair and the Patchwork Penny sculpture, will be open to children of all ages with a free goodie bag available for the first 15 at each session. Come along and enjoy story tine with your friends and family.

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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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Elmer’s Great North Parade

Event start date - 21 August 2019

Event end date - 01 November 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

Event end date - 10 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

Event end 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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