Elephant Parade is back in the UK for its first ever national tour: 14 venues over 375 days, featuring more than 100 Elephant Parade statues.
Elephant Parade is the world’s largest open air art exhibition of decorated elephant statues that seeks to raise public awareness and support for Asian elephant conservation.
The national tour is being presented by intu, owner and manager of some of the UK’s leading shopping centres. For the first time, and as an integral part of the parade, intu is running a national schools programme. Thousands of designs have already been submitted and dozens of schools with contribute elephants to the tour. In addition to this, there will also be a digital tour, where thousands of design ideas will be broadcast at intu tour venues around the UK.
Engaging half the UK population, this is the people’s parade.
Be part of it.
|16 Jul 2013||London preview day|
|22 Jul 2013||Watford (intu Watford) - 4 weeks|
|19 Aug 2013||Manchester (intu Trafford Centre) - 4 weeks|
|16 Sep 2013||Gateshead (intu Metrocentre) - 4 weeks|
|14 Oct 2013||Newcastle (intu Eldon Square) - 4 weeks|
|4-8 Nov 2013||Nottingham Trent University (Carbon Elephant Week)|
|13 Nov 2013||Cardiff (see list of locations) - 3 weeks|
|5 Jan 2014||Nottingham (intu Victoria Centre/Broadmarsh) - 5 weeks|
|10 Feb 2014||Glasgow (intu Braehead) - 4 weeks|
|10 Mar 2014||Stoke (intu Potteries) - 4 weeks|
|7 Apr 2014||Norwich (intu Chapelfield) - 4 weeks|
|5 May 2014||Essex (intu Lakeside) - 4 weeks|
|2 Jun 2014||Uxbridge (intu Uxbridge) - 4 weeks|
|30 Jun 2014||Bromley (intu Bromley) - 4 weeks|
|28 Jul 2014||London - 2 weeks|
What’s ahead for April!
On 7 April the intu Elephant Parade arrives at Norwich. Submit an entry for the ‘Natural Norfolk’ design competition at intu Chapelfield or go on the ‘Eye Spy’ elephant trail.
You call also join tour artist Keith Siddle on 16 April and take part in live painting of a full size tour elephant! And there are a number of new elephant designs joining the tour!
Cardiff Elephant Locations
The Elephant Parade statues haven taken up residence at 8 of Cardiff's landmark and iconic buildings - including:
- The Wales Millennium Centre
- Central Library
- St David's Hall
- St David's Centre
- Sherman Theatre
- Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
- Techniquest and The White Water Centre