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Worcester’s Big Parade

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

Each sculpture was 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 marched into the city on Tuesday, 13th July – before leaving again from 5pm on Sunday, 5th September 2021.

There is still the chance to say a final ‘goodbye’ at a Farewell Event, before each elephant is auctioned to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice. We hope you’ll join us to bid a loving farewell to all our ele’s.

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

Latest News

1st December 2021

A herd of elephants which welcomed thousands of visitors to Worcester this summer has been rehomed across the county having raised thousands for local hospice care.   Thirty large elephants and one baby raised....
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A small, pink elephant sculpture stands on the floorboards in the grand surroundings of Worcester's Guildhall.

25th October 2021

Winning tickets have been drawn from the thousands of entries into the Worcester’s Big Parade Raffle. The 10 lucky winners were picked on Monday, 25 October at St Richard’s Hospice. The raffle formed part of th....
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Auctioneer Philip Serrell leads the auction for the Worcester's Big Parade elephant sculptures. Behind him is a large screen, with an image of a bright green leaf.

15th October 2021

A mammoth £368,800 was raised at our Worcester's Big Parade auction! Every pound pledged will help St Richard's Hospice continue to care for patients, their loved ones and bereaved people across Worcestershire. Fi....
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15th October 2021

Celebrations were in full swing last night after an auction of 31 elephant sculptures raised £368,800 for St Richard’s Hospice.   Worcester’s Big Parade, a Wild in Art event brought to the city by St Rich....
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A family stand together on the pitch of Worcestershire County Cricket Club with a giant, painted elephant sculpture.

12th October 2021

We welcomed some very special, VIP guests to the Farewell Event on Friday, October 8, including seven-year-old Lola (third from left). Lola’s neighbour, Hilary (far left), contacted us to say Lola was sad to have ....
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6th October 2021

A high street bank has backed an upcoming auction of elephant sculptures – set to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice. Barclays is supporting the auction of 31 elephants, the finale to the city’s summer art tra....
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