Elmer Armstrong: Sneak Preview

Join us on our Space Takeover Day where you can get a sneak preview of our Elmer in Elmer’s Great North Parade.

We’re excited to welcome our patchwork figure Elmer Armstrong for a special one-day-only appearance before the trail begins in August.

Created by artist Mik Richardson, Elmer Armstrong celebrates the first man to walk on the Moon – Neil Armstrong, and will be in our Atrium for visitors to meet on the day!


About Elmer’s Great North Parade

Elmer’s Great North Parade will take over Tyne and Wear from 21 August to 1 November 2019 with a spectacular art trail featuring individually designed elephant sculptures based on the much-loved Elmer character.

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, written and illustrated by David McKee, remains one of the most iconic and widely read children’s book series of all time. The Elmer books have been translated into more than 50 languages and have sold over 8 million copies worldwide since it was first published by Andersen Press in 1989.

After the 11 week trail there will be a farewell weekend and an auction, where the sculptures will be sold to raise funds for St. Oswald’s Hospice.

For more information about the trail visit www.greatnorthelmer.co.uk, or Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

If you have a disability of any kind or you require special assistance, please contact us on 0191 427 1818.