Elmer's Great North Parade: Follow the trail across Sunderland and South Tyneside

A spectacular art trail featuring a herd of colourful elephants is about to launch across the North East – and we’ve got the inside scoop on where you can spot some of the animals.

Friday, 16th August 2019, 4:20 pm
Elmer's Great North Parade is launching on Wednesday, August 21.

Elmer’s Great North Parade, created in aid of St Oswald’s Hospice, will feature more than 50 individually designed Elmer the Patchwork Elephant sculptures.

Following the success of 2016’s Great North Snowdogs, families across the region are being encouraged to spot all of the sculptures when the trail launches on Wednesday, August 21.

There will be 50 large and 114 small sculptures to find, with paper maps launching on the first day of the event. An app is also available to download and find them all.

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Wondering where to start, and just where you can find them? We have taken a look at some of the sculpture locations across the trail.

Fab Nelly by Bethan Laker: Seaburn

Stitches by Julia Roxburgh: The Bridges, Sunderland

Will you be heading out on the art trail?

Flora by Sue Guthrie: Sunderland Winter Gardens

Trudi by Paul Shriek: The Customs House, South Shields

Feathered Friends by Matt Sewell: Marine Park, South Shields

Elmer Armstrong by Mik Richardson: The Word, South Shields

The Beautiful Game by David Maguire: The Beacon of Light, Sunderland

Doodle by Bruce Walker: Roker Beach