Art Trail

Join our parade of elephants in the summer of 2021 and explore Worcester like never before!


Find out how your business can be part of something ‘elephantastic’ – and see who’s already on board


We’re calling on artists to dream up dazzling designs for our elephants – submit designs now.


Find out how schools and community groups will be part of our Mini Parade via our Community & Education Programme.

Worcester’s Big Parade

Have you ‘herd’? For eight weeks in the summer of 2021, Worcester will be brought to life by a perfect parade of beautifully decorated elephant sculptures. Elephants – both big and small – will form a stunning, free art trail through the city’s streets and open spaces, bringing together the community for one unforgettable event.

Each sculpture will be sponsored by a business and individually designed by an artist – either well-known or just starting out, from the Worcestershire area or further afield. They’ll march into the city on Monday, 12th July – before leaving on Sunday, 5th September 2021.

After this, there will be the chance to say a final ‘goodbye’ at a Farewell Event, before each elephant is auctioned to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice. There’s a way to go before the trail begins, but we hope you’ll join us on our parade towards summer 2021.

Share in the excitement – and keep up-to-date with the latest news – on our social media channels using #WorcsBigParade

Latest News

22nd January 2021

A Worcester-based provider of social housing and care services has signed up to support a county community event this summer.   Sanctuary Group is set to sponsor an elephant sculpture for Worcester’s Big Par....
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15th January 2021

A leading business organisation is backing a summer art project which is set to bring a trail of beautifully decorated elephants to Worcester.   Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce is the late....
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12th January 2021

Organisers of the city’s summer elephant trail are thanking county knitters and stitchers for casting on for hospice care in lockdown.   Worcester’s Big Parade, a Wild in Art event brought to the city by S....
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8th January 2021

A major city newspaper has given its backing to Worcester’s second public art trail – set to take Worcester by storm this summer.   The Worcester News, based on London Road, is on board as media partner wi....
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18th December 2020

Worcester’s largest shopping centre is backing next summer’s elephant art trail to bring visitors and shoppers alike to the city.   Crowngate is to partner in Worcester’s Big Parade following the success....
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16th December 2020

Worcestershire-based global creative communications agency, DRPG, is the latest local company to partner in next summer’s elephant parade being brought to the city by St Richard’s Hospice.   The Hartlebury....
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