Welcome to Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade
Heart of Kent Hospice is delighted that there are just a few months to go until Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade arrives in Maidstone!
Heart of Kent Hospice, working in partnership with Wild in Art, the UK’s leader in the production of spectacular mass-market, public art events and Andersen Press, a leading independent children’s publisher is delighted to be bringing David McKee’s popular children’s character Elmer to life.
From 19 June – 22 August 2021 a herd of fabulously colourful and unique elephants will take you on a trail around the beautiful County town of Maidstone. The trail will incorporate Maidstone’s vibrant town centre, the stunning Maidstone River Park and some hidden gems.
This mass-participation family event will feature 50 large and 31 small sculptures. Each large sculpture will feature a unique design by some amazing artists, both well-known and emerging, while the small Elmers have been designed and painted by local schools and community groups.
The trail will appeal to young and old alike, and enables both residents and visitors to have fun exploring and be inspired and enchanted by the sculptures.
At the end of the summer each of the Elmer’s will be auctioned to raise funds for Heart of Kent Hospice, to enable us to continue to provide our outstanding Hospice care to local families.
4th March 2021
18th June 2020
19th May 2020
30th March 2020
5th March 2020
21st November 2019