What is Elmer's Great North Parade?
From August – November 2019, Tyne and Wear will welcome a spectacular art trail which will be tons of fun! Elmer’s Great North Parade will feature over fifty individually designed Elmer the Patchwork Elephant sculptures. The art trail will be our second, following the wonderfully colourful and joyous world of Great North Snowdogs in 2016.
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Elmer Family Day
Event start date - 30 May 2019
Event end date - 30 May 2019
Gateshead Central Library
Elmer remains one of the most iconic and widely read children’s book series, written and illustrated by celebrated children’s author and artist David McKee. In 2019 we celebrate Elmer’s 30th birthday with a free creative family day!Tell me more!
Elmers Patchwork Parade
Event start date - 06 July 2019
Event end date - 06 July 2019
Saltwell Park, Gateshead
Be part of the herd and join in the fun at our colourful, family fun Parade. Take an exciting stomp of discovery through Saltwell Park and meet Elmer and some of his friends along the way! You’ll raise funds to support St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice and receive an exclusive Parade wristband.Tell me more!
Patchwork Positivity Workshop
Event start date - 13 July 2019
The Thought Foundation
10am-2pm Play with fabrics, explore positive messages, collage materials and create art in The Thought Foundation's Patchwork Positivity Workshop - inspired by St Oswald's Great North Elmer art trail. Suitable for all ages, no booking required and free of charge.Tell me more!
Elmer’s Great North Parade
Event start date - 21 August 2019
Event end date - 01 November 2019
Across Tyne and Wear
From August – November 2019, Tyne and Wear will welcome a spectacular art trail which will be tons of fun! Elmer’s Great North Parade will feature over 70 large and 100 small individually designed elephants based on the much loved children’s character, Elmer the patchwork elephant.Tell me more!
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