ARTISTS have been submitting their designs for a major art event being held in Worcester.

The Worcester News is a media partner for the Worcester Stands Tall concept, being billed as the largest mass participation art event in city's hospital.

Artists are already submitting designs for the adult giraffe sculptures, while school students from across Worcestershire can clothe the calves in art work.

Businesses from across the county are sponsoring the sculptures – with many organisations already involved.

During the art trail, which will run from July 9 to September 15 2018, one of the places calves will stand will be at Crowngate Shopping Centre – while all the artwork from schools will be displayed at the centre's gallery.

For the past three years, Crowngate has run a similar creative campaign with schools from around the county – the BookBench project.

Erica Burlace, centre manager at Crowngate, said: “Having seen the success of our own BookBench project, as well as The Big Hoot and Big Sleuth in Birmingham and the GoGoGorillas in Norwich, we are excited to see just how far people will travel to visit Worcester’s tower of giraffes over the summer.

"Worcester is such a beautiful and unique city, it will be a great opportunity for us to showcase our city in all its glory, while supporting St Richard’s and ultimately the Worcestershire community.”

Tricia Cavell, fundraising director at St Richard’s, said: “We are thrilled to be joining forces with Crowngate for Worcester Stands Tall.

“With its wealth of experience delivering the fantastically successful BookBench, we are sure the team will play a major role in helping us stand tall with communities and school pupils in Worcester.”

For more on the project visit or Facebook page Worcester Stands Tall.