A Wild in Art event in support of Heart of Kent Hospice.


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Young girl and woman smiling by Elmer

October 19, 2021

The results are in and in addition to the event raising £312,750 for Heart of Kent Hospice when 51 Elmers were sold at auction six weeks ago, feedback from members of the public who downloaded the Pa.... Read More

September 13, 2021

Following the colourful Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade this summer, a spectacular auction on 9 September saw 51 stunning Elmer sculptures go under the hammer to find their forever homes; at the en.... Read More

August 09, 2021

The wonderful eye-catching art trail across Maidstone will come to an end on Sunday 22 August, but you can book to see all 82 unique Elmers in one location for the last time at the Farewell Weekend ta.... Read More
David McKee’s brand-new Elmer book ‘ELMER AND THE BEDTIME STORY’ will be available exclusively from two Maidstone town centre shops from 26 July

July 26, 2021

Heart of Kent Hospice has today announced that its two Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade shops in Maidstone – Elmer HQ in The Mall and Fremlin’s Elephant House in Fremlin Walk - will be the first.... Read More

July 22, 2021

On Wednesday 7 July, local cyclists from Kings Hill Wheelers challenged themselves to explore Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade on two wheels to continue their support for Heart of Kent Hospice. King.... Read More

July 21, 2021

After several years of planning, and with the generous help of many kind-hearted and committed Kent businesses, everyone can enjoy Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade at key locations in and around Mai.... Read More

June 19, 2021

On Saturday 19 June residents and visitors woke up to a spectacular sight, as a parade of colourful Elmer sculptures appeared across the town, marking the start of Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade. .... Read More

June 12, 2021

Families of all ages can enjoy a ton of fun this summer when they discover all the beautifully created Elmer sculptures on Maidstone’s first-ever public art trail available from Saturday 19 June to .... Read More

May 24, 2021

David McKee, celebrated author and illustrator of the much-loved Elmer storybooks, is celebrating the popular children’s character bringing joy to Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade. From Saturda.... Read More

April 30, 2021

Do you remember the iconic Games Makers at the London 2012 Olympics? We are looking for our very own Trailmakers to help deliver Maidstone’s first free public art trail. Elmer’s Big Heart of Ke.... Read More
Elmer hiding in Maidstone town centre with flowers

March 04, 2021

Heart of Kent Hospice, along with its Official Partners and Sponsors, are excited that Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade, will be taking place in Maidstone in less than four months’ time. Last M.... Read More
Elmer by the river in Maidstone

June 18, 2020

Heart of Kent Hospice is delighted to announce the new date for Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade. Elmer and his friends will now be marching onto the streets of Maidstone to form the first-ever p.... Read More
Elmer's Big Heart of Kent Parade

Elmer's Big Heart of Kent Parade