AN Interactive Art Project, called A Mile in My Shoes, is coming to the Cathedral Square in Worcester.

Visitors will be invited to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes - literally, and the experience will be free to all.

It’s a Native American proverb to “never judge a man until you have walked a mile in his moccasins”, but what about those nifty little pixie boots, or even high heels?

A spokesman said: “New local arts organization, The Company of Others, present their first major project in Worcester– the Empathy Museum’s A Mile in My Shoes. On May 25 this extraordinary international project will open its doors in Worcester’s Cathedral Square where it will stay until June 3.

“A Mile in My Shoes is a shoe shop where visitors are invited to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes - literally. Housed in a giant shoebox, this exhibit holds a diverse collection of shoes and audio stories that explore our shared humanity. From a Syrian refugee to a sex worker, a florist to a neuro surgeon, visitors are invited to walk a mile in the shoes of a stranger whilst listening to their story.”

The spokesman added: “The stories cover different aspects of life, from loss and grief to hope and love and take the visitor on an empathetic as well as a physical journey. The Empathy Museum launched the project in London in 2015 and it has since been presented in Sao Paolo, Brussels and the Houses of Parliament with stories collected in each location. The Company of Others is delighted to share 20 new stories that have been commissioned in Worcestershire to join the existing collection of over 150.”

The Company of Others, Director and Creative Producer Kitty Ross said: ‘This is the first of many exciting international projects that The Company of Others will be presenting in the region and sets a bench mark for the scale and ambition of work to come.

“A Mile in My Shoes is an extraordinary project and we are thrilled to be adding Worcestershire voices to our growing international collection.”