The Strange Train Company
Performance Collective specialising in Outdoor Work combining Narrative, Music and Visuals
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The Great Elephant

THE GREAT ELEPHANT

The theme for Manchester Day in 2012 was 'The Sky's the Limit', presenting the idea that we can go anywhere as a city. Sophie Tyrrell applied to join the parade with a group of friends and parents that belonged to the same home-schooling community. Together they created THE GREAT ELEPHANT OF TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTThe Great Elephant was a Dickensian reference to the machines that bellowed and groaned inside factories during the industrial revolution. This particular beast has been liberated by a curious circus troupe, who proudly parade their star attraction, as he bellows steam!