Severn Arts in partnership with Worcestershire County Council are the latest local team to support the elephant-themed sculpture trail through Worcester this summer. They are sponsoring one of around 30 beautifully painted large elephants which will grace the city’s streets and public spaces for eight weeks from July.  

Alongside adult elephant sculptures, a ‘mini parade’ of elephant calf sculptures will also go on display having been designed and painted by Worcestershire schools and community groups.   

Laura Worsfold, CEO of Severn Arts, said: “We are delighted to be a part of Worcester’s Elephant Parade and to support local artists to present their work to our communities. After a long period of gloom, this trail will allow people to bring a bit of colour back into their lives and into our city. We look forward to seeing the end result and seeing all the completed elephants in the summer.” 

Hannah Perrott, Assistant Director: Communities of Worcestershire County Council said: “We’re really pleased to be partnering with Severn Arts in sponsoring an elephant in this summer’s sculpture trail.  The trail will be fantastic display of art work across the city and we’re excited to be part of it.”    

Sara Matthews, Business Development Manager at St Richard’s, said:“The parade is a brilliant platform to showcase art in the heart of wonderful city and inspire artists of the future. We’re so pleased to have Severn Arts and Worcestershire County Council by our side. 

“Together we hope to deliver a truly unforgettable arts event this summer, and one we’ll all remember as a highlight of 2021.” 

While all elephant calves have now been adopted by local schools and community groups, a few large elephant sponsorships remain. To get involved call 01905 763963 and ask for Sara Matthews, email [email protected] or visit https://worcestersbigparade.co.uk/get-involved/    

Worcester’s Big Parade is a Wild in Art event being brought to the city by St Richard’s Hospice.  It is supported by partners Crowngate, Worcester City Council, Worcester Business Improvement District (BID), DRPG, West Midland Safari Park the Worcester News and BBC Hereford & Worcester. 

To find out more, visit www.worcestersbigparade.co.uk. You can also follow Worcester’s Big Parade at www.facebook.com/WorcestersBigParadewww.twitter.com/WorcsBigParade    and www.Instagram.com/WorcsBigParade