PEOPLE can enjoy a weekend of action-packed events across Worcester.

Worcester City Runs, Worcester Music Festival and Worcester Paint Festival will all take place this weekend (September 16 and 17).

There will also be a new exhibition at the Worcester City Museum and Art Gallery and a special event at the Museum of Royal Worcester.

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The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Louis Stephen, said: “There really is something for everyone in Worcester over our big weekend of 16 to 17 September.

"You can cheer on the amazing runners in the annual 10k and half-marathon runs, admire the amazing work of the artists in action for the paint festival and enjoy an incredible range of live music at venues across the city.”

The Worcester City Runs programme starts on Saturday with Paula Radcliffe’s Families on Track event at Worcester Racecourse. 

On Sunday, thousands of runners will be on the city’s streets for the 10k and half-marathon events. 

The Croft Road and Cornmarket car parks will be closed over the weekend to accommodate the runs, and some roads will be closed on Sunday morning. 

Meanwhile, the Worcester Paint Festival will see street, mural and graffiti artists creating colourful new works at 16 different locations across the city.

A free map of all the sites can be picked up at the Tourist Information Centre at The Guildhall, the Worcester City Museum and Art Gallery, and the festival HQ in Crowngate Shopping Centre. 

In partnership with the Paint Festival, the Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum in Foregate Street will be opening its new exhibition called Paint The Streets.

The exhibition will show the work of Worcester street artists alongside big names in street art such as Goldie, Banksy and Inkie.

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Worcester Music Festival kicks off on Friday, September 15, running across the weekend with a packed programme of more than 200 free performances at over 20 city venues.

There is also a special event at the Museum of Royal Worcester running between 11am and 3pm on Saturday, September 16, to unveil a new teapot sculpture and celebrate the city’s porcelain legacy.