Art Trail

Join our parade of elephants this summer and explore Luton like never before!


Meet the elephantastic herd of organisations, sponsoring the Big Trunk Trail.


The Big Trunk Trail showcases local and nationwide talent.


Elephant calves, designed by local schools and community groups will join the trail!

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Keech Hospice Care is bringing something BIG to Luton this summer.

Get ready! This July, The Big Trunk Trail arrives in town – the biggest, most unique outdoor public art event Luton’s ever seen. Over 30 vibrant, beautifully decorated elephants will trumpet along a free, fun, family-friendly art trail around the town’s key landmarks.

This fantastic event is being brought to Luton by Keech Hospice Care to celebrate its 30th anniversary and say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported the charity’s work over the years.

Each large sculpture is sponsored by a business and individually designed by an artist. On Saturday 10 July 2021, the elephants will parade into Luton – before leaving on Friday 8 October 2021. You’ll be able to #SpotTheElephant and see your favourite sculptures one last time at one of our  final farewell events on 23–31 October 2021 and 2-9 November 2021 at Herd HQ. After this, the legacy of The Big Trunk Trail continues as at least 30 large elephants will be auctioned on 11 November 2021 to raise vital funds for Keech Hospice Care.

#JoinTheHerd and share in the excitement by keeping up to date with the latest news on The Big Trunk Trail’s social media channels, using @BigTrunkTrail. Don’t forget to #SpotTheElephant!

Latest News

Royal Visit to Keech

9th June 2021

For thirty years, Keech Hospice Care has been looking after adults from Luton and south Bedfordshire and children from Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes who have life-limiting and terminal illnesses and now t....
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Unity and Peanut at the Zoo

19th May 2021

Visitors to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo this half term are in for a big surprise as two new elephants have joined their cousins.  Peanut and Unity are part of a growing herd called The Big Trunk Trail who will be seen all over Lu....
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21st April 2021

Reports of elephants gathering in the town of Luton have now been confirmed. Although not indigenous to Bedfordshire, intermittent ground shaking and sporadic trumpeting sounds have provided unmistakable signs of the ....
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9th February 2021

  Nadiya Hussain is joining forces with Keech Hospice Care and their Big Trunk Trail to give two lucky people the chance of a lifetime to create the designs for her elephant sculptures. The Big Trunk Trail....
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5th October 2020

A vibrant parade of elephants will arrive in Luton next summer to form a unique public art trail – raising funds for Keech Hospice Care. At least 30 dazzlingly designed elephant sculptures will make up The Big Trun....
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5th October 2020

The Big Trunk Trail Luton At least 30 dazzlingly designed elephant sculptures will make up The Big Trunk Trail and trumpet along a free art trail around Luton’s landmarks and public spaces for 11 weeks. Watch the vi....
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