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

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 be....
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5th March 2020

A parade of colourful elephants will march into Worcester next summer to form the city’s second, spectacular, public art trail – raising funds for St Richard’s Hospice. Elephant sculptures will line the streets an....
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3rd March 2020

St Richard’s Hospice cares for adults with serious, progressive illnesses – improving their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment, and to their last days. Each year the hospice team supports more than 3,40....
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2nd March 2020

Why an elephant? Who doesn’t love an elephant? These wonderful, unique-looking animals with their characteristic trunks; large, floppy ears and wide, thick legs, are popular across cultures and there is no other anima....
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