Elmer’s coming to town and he’s bringing some new friends… For 10 weeks this summer a parade of 40 fabulously colourful, unique elephants will be taking you on a trail around the beautiful city of Plymouth and surrounding areas. For more information visit: https://www.elmerplymouth.co.uk/
Stagecoach South West is pledging their support for Pride in Plymouth by gifting an Elmer to the event organisers, this Elmer will appear in a key location in the city centre .
This sculpture has been painted by Birmingham Artist, Amrit Singh: it is a colourful celebration of diversity, which fits with the ethos of Pride, and will be unveiled to the public on July 8 2019, when the Elmer’s Big Parade Plymouth trail officially opens.
Stagecoach South West have been announced as the Presenting Partner for Elmer’s Big Parade Plymouth, which will take place in the city centre and the surrounding areas from July 8 to September 16.
The sculpture trail is inspired by the beloved children’s character Elmer the Elephant by Devon born artist and author David McKee. As a character, Elmer embraces inclusion and celebrates difference as part of the colourful patchwork of life.
Managing Director of Stagecoach South West, Bob Denison commented; “Fairness, respect and a strong commitment to equal opportunities are central to how Stagecoach South West work, sponsoring the Pride in Plymouth Elmer perfectly represents the themes of the Pride in Plymouth Parade, as well as our values as a company.”
Co-director of Plymouth Pride, Dr Alan Butler said; “Pride in Plymouth aims to increase the visibility of LGBTQ+ people in Plymouth, it is a fantastic way to promote equality and celebrate and embrace difference. It’s great to be working with Stagecoach South West to raise awareness of Pride in Plymouth through the beautiful Pride Elmer ‘True Colours’ which can be spotted in the city centre and at the same time supporting St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth.
Unlock our Elmer ‘True Colours’ on the app to receive 20% discount on food and drink at the nearby Treasury Bar.