Elmer on Tour

Elmer's Maidstone

Elmer on Tour - new dates added!

Following the huge success of Elmer's Big Heart of Kent Parade last summer, we are delighted to announce that we will be bringing this colourful character to some of our rural communities over the coming months.

Maidstone Borough Council supported the Heart of Kent Hospice initiative last year as the official Heritage Partner of the public art trail and sponsored two of the elephant sculptures. The Council was later gifted it’s very own Elmer ‘Maidstone Map’ sculpture, which has been welcoming visitors to the Museum over the last six months, but he is now ready to pack up his trunk and set off on his own adventure.

If you weren't able to travel into the town to take part in the trail, or you just want another chance to see Elmer up close again, he will be appearing at the following locations:

Lenham Library*: 9th May - 3rd June

Staplehurst Library*: 6th June - 1st July

Shepway Library*: 4th - 29th July

Coxheath Library: 1st - 12th August

Marden Library: 15th - 26th August

Headcorn Library: 29th August - 9th September

Yalding Library*: 12th September - 7th October

Walderslade, Beechen Hall*: 10th October - 28th October

*We'll be offering a free drop-in arts and crafts session in each of these locations too.

Lenham Library workshop - Saturday 14th May, 10am - 12pm

Come and make a fabulous Elmer decoration

Elmer workshops 1 & 4

Staplehurst Library workshop - Saturday 11th June, 10am - 12pm

Come and create a beautiful sun-catcher inspired by Elmer

Elmer workshop 2 & 3

Shepway Library workshop - Tuesday 26th July, 10am - 12pm

Come and create a beautiful sun-catcher inspired by Elmer

Elmer workshop 2 & 3

Yalding Library workshop - Saturday 17th September, 10am - 12pm

Come and make a fabulous Elmer decoration

Elmer workshops 1 & 4

Walderslade, Beechen Hall - Tuesday 25th October, 10am - 12pm

More details to follow

If you see Elmer on his tour this summer, why not take a selfie and share it with us at #ElmerOnTour

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