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

26th February 2021

A charity which provides services and support for people who are vulnerable or face disadvantage in Worcestershire and Herefordshire is partnering in a county arts event this summer.   Onside will collaborate ....
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12th February 2021

The quiet streets of Worcester came alive briefly today as the city received a very special, jumbo delivery.   Sixty-five fibreglass elephant sculptures, destined for Worcester’s Big Parade, have arrived in ....
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29th January 2021

A giant giraffe sculpture which once welcomed thousands of visitors to Worcester Foregate Street railway station is being rehomed at a county school.   Fabella the giraffe, which formed part of the Worcester S....
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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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