March of the Elephants

From 1st July to 8th September, the streets, parks and open spaces of Lichfield, Tamworth and Sutton Coldfield will be home to over 60 beautifully designed elephant sculptures. 30 large elephant sculptures have been designed by local and national artists – both well-known favourites and newly emerging talent. Plus, you’ll also be able to admire more than 40 mini members of the herd, designed by local schools and community groups.

This exciting Wild in Art event, brought to you by St Giles Hospice, will showcase our community’s wealth of artistic talent and rich cultural offer – with the sculptures being auctioned at the end of the trail to raise vital funds for local people, and their loved ones, living with a terminal illness.

Find out more below and on our March of the Elephants website.

Have you seen our Memory Elephant?

They say an elephant never forgets and at St Giles Hospice we know the importance of making lasting memories. As part of our March of the Elephants art sculpture trail that runs throughout the summer of 2024, we’ve created our own hospice elephant to capture the memories of loved ones. Our Memory Elephant will take up residence in our gardens at Whittington and be available to view all year round.

Join our herd volunteers

By becoming a volunteer you will get to be part of this unique event, helping to raise vital funds and awareness of hospice care as well as delivering significant economic, social and cultural benefits to the area.

Get your trail merch now!

We’re thrilled to announce that our elephant trail merchandise is now available for purchase!

From keyrings and pens to notebooks and tea towels, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and remember this unforgettable trail by.

Follow the herd on social media

Don’t miss out on any ‘ele’ updates – from sneak peeks of the sculptures, to behind-the-scenes stories.