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Elmer’s BIG Art Parade

13th July to 15th September

Lincoln will welcome a stampede of colour and creativity this summer as Elmer, the much loved patchwork elephant, arrives in the city!

Elmer and friends will be available to visit as part of Elmer’s BIG Art Parade from Saturday 13 July to Sunday 15 September.

There will be 12 vibrant elephants dotted across the city, bringing a ton of fun and laughter to Lincoln.

The theme of Elmer’s friends will be famous artist paintings, so look out for your favourite masterpiece!

To track down all the elephants, simply pick up a trail brochure from one of the following locations:

Central Library, Free School Lane
Doughnotts, Cornhill
Happy Soles, Newport
Imp Travel, Sincil Street
Lark Books & Shelf Editions, Saltergate
Lincoln Museum, Danesgate
Lindum Books, Bailgate
Nationwide, High Street
The Terrace, Grantham Street
Trespass/Nevisport, Waterside Centre
Visitor Information Centre, Castle Hill
Waterstones, High Street
Brochures cost just 50p, all of which will be donated to BookTrust

Elmer’s BIG Art Parade
As part of the trail, Lincoln will play host to the BIG Art Parade on Saturday 27 July.

Dress in your favourite character costume, make an Elmer mask and join the parade to Central Library!

10am – 11am: Have a selfie with Elmer as he visits the High Street
11am: Come and make an Elmer mask at either Waterstones (High Street), Waterside Centre (High Street) or Shelf Editions (Saltergate)
1pm: Join Elmer’s BIG Art Parade from Waterside Centre (High Street entrance) to Central Library
1.30pm: Lydia Sanders, children’s author of the Hysterical Herstories, will be hosting a storytime and presenting prizes for the best costume!

Meet Elmer


There will be another chance to meet Elmer on Sunday 28 July, as he takes to the High Street to say hello to his adoring fans.

Elmer will be available to meet at 10.15am, 12.15pm and 2.00pm. Each appearance will be followed by storytime at Waterstones Lincoln.

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