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

5th May 2021

Worcestershire Country Cricket Club is throwing its support behind a city elephant parade this summer and will welcome the full 65-strong herd to New Road.   The club, affectionately known as ‘the Pears’ l....
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21st April 2021

A city centre opticians has signed up to adopt an elephant for Worcester’s Big Parade this summer. Specsavers, based on Pump Street, is to sponsor one of around 65 elephant sculptures - large and small - which will ....
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9th April 2021

A Worcestershire lighting company is the latest local business to help a hospice art trail shine this summer.   Thorlux Lighting, which designs, manufactures and supplies professional lighting systems from its....
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1st April 2021

A Worcestershire-based Garden Centre, whose roots in the county date back to the 1800s, is the latest local business to back a summer art trail through Worcester.   Webbs Garden Centres is to sponsor an elepha....
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30th March 2021

Hartlebury-based creative company Decanter are the latest to sign up to be part of Worcester’s next BIG thing.   Decanter along with their sister company DC Merch, which help brands deliver memorable experie....
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23rd March 2021

A not-for-profit organisation working to support the interests of the county’s Chinese community is the latest sponsor to join a city art trail this summer.   Worcestershire Chinese Association is to sponsor....
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