Art Trail

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

Sponsors

Find out how your business can be part of something ‘elephantastic’ – and see who’s already on board

Artists

We’re calling on artists to dream up dazzling designs for our elephants – submit designs now.

Education

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

9th June 2021

A city primary school taking part in this summer’s elephant art trail around Worcester has raised a mammoth sum for the charity hosting the event. Children from Tudor Grange Primary Academy Perdiswell have completed....
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26th May 2021

A Midlands-based wall and floor tile supplier is to help create a one-off work of art which will form part of this summer’s elephant parade through Worcester.   Tile Choice, which has a store on Sherriff Str....
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19th May 2021

A sculpture in this summer’s public art trail around Worcester will serve as a tribute to a much-loved family man who loved elephants.   Worcester’s Big Parade will feature an elephant which celebrates the....
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13th May 2021

Severn Arts in partnership with Worcestershire County Council are the latest local team to support the elephant-themed sculpture trail through Worcester this summer.   Severn Arts, a charitable arts company, c....
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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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