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Look back: Magnificent elephant parade sculpture trail begins in Worcester

By Shannen Rehman

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    Sixty-six elephants have stomped into Worcester and are setting up home for eight weeks as part of a magnificent sculpture trail.
  • Today is the first day of the Worcester’s Big Parade – a Wild in Art event, brought to the city by St Richard’s Hospice.
  • The six-mile trail features 30 large elephants, 36 smaller calf sculptures and two interactive digital installations.
  • At the end of the trail, each large elephant will be auctioned to raise money for the hospice’s ongoing care for patients living with serious progressive illnesses and their loved ones.
  • The 30 large sculptures have been designed and painted by artists – both from the local area and across the UK.
  • Meanwhile, 36 calves have been created by schools and community groups, for a display in city shop windows and Crowngate Shopping Centre.
  • Follow us at the grand opening as we look at the elephants on show, with photos and video to come.