Art Trail

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


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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

20th November 2020

A local radio station is to support a major elephant-themed art trail arriving in Worcester next summer as a media partner. BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester, whose studios are in the heart of the city on Hylton Road....
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11th November 2020

A rail consultancy is the latest business to join Worcester’s Big Parade next summer. Birmingham-based SLC Rail, which supported Worcestershire County Council to design and deliver Worcestershire Parkway - the c....
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6th November 2020

Organisers of the city’s 2021 elephant trail are calling upon enthusiastic knitters and stitchers to start casting on for an autumn ‘makeathon’.   Worcester’s Big Parade, A Wild in Art event brought to....
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22nd October 2020

The very first sponsor to get on board with Worcester’s second, spectacular, public art trail has been announced.   Worcester-based Spontex has pledged to sponsor a beautiful elephant sculpture as part of Wo....
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13th October 2020

Schools and community groups are being invited to be part of Worcester’s second major public art trail in summer 2021, which will see colourful elephants parade through the city’s streets and open spaces.   ....
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16th September 2020

Artists are being offered the chance to transform a special type of blank canvas as Worcester gears up for its second major public art trail in summer 2021.   St Richard’s Hospice will bring at least 30 beau....
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