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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Despite only having arrived in the streets of Ipswich on Saturday, the elephants of Elmers Big Parade are already causing a stir in the town.

An 11-year-old girl and her family, who were some of the first to complete the Pigs Gone Wild trail, look set to have repeated their effort by visiting all 55 Elmers on the trail's first day.

We've collected some of our favourite photos of you enjoying the Ipswich sunshine to welcome Elmer to the town.

After years of preparation Elmers of all designs and colours are set to descend on Ipswich today.

In just a few hours time the brightly painted Elmer sculptures will begin arriving on the streets of Ipswich ready for Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk.

As the final countdown to Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk begins, Ipswich is gearing up for a colour explosion.

Art for Cure, the art exhibition that raises money for cancer charities, has quickly become a cultural institution. This year the show is shining the spotlight on two very different artists

Visitor numbers at Christchurch Mansion soared by 46% as a result of Rodin's Kiss sculpture, latest data has revealed.

A Suffolk artist has unveiled her take on the county's superstar Ed Sheeran ahead of a new exhibition.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle was first published in 1969. Since then the book for small children has become a staple of bedtime and many parents know it by heart.

Ipswich Art Society's open exhibition represents a wonderful snapshot of Suffolk's creative talent. We take a look at the highlights of this year's show

The Aldeburgh Festival will always be a showcase for music but from this year it's also shining the spotlight on an alternative arts offer

Artist Caroline Somerville works from her studio and workshop overlooking fields of sheep and a small orchard in Rickinghall on the Norfolk/Suffolk border.

Leading Suffolk artist Peter Burman is to hold a solo exhibition in aid of the charity that helped his wife as she was treated for cancer.

The world renowned designer-turned-sculptor's exhibition at Gainsborough's House features the likes of Helena Bonham Carter, Anna Wintour and Dame Judi Dench.

An interactive treasure hunt which is based around a novel set in Bury St Edmunds has been launched in the town.

Handcrafted gifts by artists from all over Suffolk and will be on show and for sale at Clare Craft Market this weekend.

Suffolk-based contemporary painter Ania Hobson, winner of the Young Artist Award at last year's BP Portrait Awards at the National Portrait Gallery, has been invited to exhibit at this year's Venice Bienniale - one of the biggest art fairs in the world.

A former Suffolk police officer has penned a revealing account of his time in the force - lifting the lid on how stress and exposure to major trauma meant leaving to preserve his sanity.

Some of the most talented photographers in the region will be exhibiting their work next month at Wingfield Barns.

A Suffolk author has released his second book set on the county's coast.

Porn is suddenly a talking point once again after the UK government announced that a UK-wide porn ban will be introduced in July. Arts editor Andrew Clarke offers a personal view about the uncertainties and shortcomings of the proposed ban and how it will affect the art world

A Colchester artist will be creating a pair of elephant figures for Elmer's Big Parade, three years after his late wife designed the much-loved Ipswich Hedgepig for Pigs Gone Wild.

Fans of the beloved children's book Elmer stomped their way into an Ipswich library to celebrate their own unique qualities and appearances.

An anti-trafficking campaigner who spent years helping families in refugee camps before writing a book which scooped this year's Waterstones Children's Book Prize is coming to Ipswich.

Children will have the chance to enjoy crafts and storytelling at Bury St Edmunds Guildhall as a local author reads her tales of King Edmund.

Rising Suffolk artist Danielle Taylor has taken a deep breath and has begun preparations to her first solo show at Aldeburgh's Garage Galley during Easter.

A book which casts new light on the story of a female pharoah who rose to power in ancient Egypt has been published by a former Bury St Edmunds woman.

Are you ready for Elmer? The loveable elephants will bring a splash of colour to Ipswich this summer but when and where will you find the painted sculptures?

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