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Celebrate Elmer Day at home in 2020!

01 May 2020

Elmer makes the world a much brighter place. So for this year’s Elmer Day we are spreading the positivity of Elmer with free resources that everyone can enjoy at home. How everyone can get involved: Get creative and play with…

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Elmer’s Big Art Parades Raise Funds for Hospice Charities

28 November 2019

Have you herd about Elmer’s Big Art Parades this year? Andersen Press teamed up with Wild in Art to bring a trio of public art trails to Britain’s towns and cities, featuring giant Elmer sculptures! Over 150 Elmer sculptures were…

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Elmer celebrates Friendship Friday with Kidscape and Sockshop

29 October 2019

Elmer has partnered with anti-bullying charity Kidscape and online legwear retailer SOCKSHOP to help raise money and awareness for Kidscape’s Friendship Friday. SOCKSHOP have launched limited-edition Elmer patchwork socks for adults and children, with a percentage from each purchase being…

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Factory and Andersen Press to Partner on New Animated Series

02 July 2019

Award-winning animation studio, Factory and one of the leading independent children’s publishers Andersen Press, today announce a co-production partnership to produce a brand new animated TV series of David McKee’s iconic children’s brand ‘Elmer the Patchwork Elephant’. Based on the…

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London Symphony Orchestra Announces Elmer Concerts

12 April 2019

The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will retell the story of Elmer’s Walk through music in a special live performance to celebrate Elmer’s 30th birthday! There will be two performances of the storytelling concert on 23rd June 2019, featuring specially commissioned…

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Celebrate Elmer’s Birthday on Elmer Day!

31 January 2019

Get ready for the biggest ever Elmer Day on 25th May 2019, and join us for a very special celebration of Elmer’s 30th birthday! Elmer Day returns on Saturday 25th May 2019 with hundreds of events happening in schools, bookshops…

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Exhibition: Elmer and Friends at Seven Stories

18 December 2018

ELMER and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee celebrates 30 years of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant and is the first ever major retrospective of David McKee’s striking artwork. This interactive display for children and families will be at Seven…

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Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show!

05 December 2018

A colourful new theatre production will be stomping onto stages around the country in 2019. Based on the classic children’s book series by David McKee and adapted for stage by Suzanne Miller with songs by Allison Leyton-Brown, Elmer the Patchwork…

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