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The giraffes have arrived!


A tower of technicolour giraffe sculptures has hoofed it into the city for Worcester Stands Tall, a public art event taking the city by storm from Monday, July 9th to Sunday, September 16th 2018.

For 10 weeks this summer, Worcester’s streets, parks and open spaces are being brought to life by giant giraffes and giraffe calves. Individually designed, beautifully created, majestic giraffes as you’ve never seen them before!

Why a giraffe?
Giraffes are majestic, but elegant, gentle but giant. They are sociable creatures but 
do not form herds, instead they meet in changing groups each day, rather as we do 
in our own communities.
Giraffes are the tallest mammals on earth and the collective noun for a group of
 giraffes is a tower!
Worcester Stands Tall will inspire creativity and generate plenty of fun for all 
as you follow the giant giraffes on their journey around the city.

When Worcester Stands Tall is completed, the giraffes will be auctioned to raise valuable funds for the  St Richard’s Hospice Build 2020 Appeal.

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Sep 11, 2018

Names of more than a hundred people feature on one Worcester Stands Tall giraffe sculpture, painted by artist Anna Mitchell. The acquaintances and friends she met while ....Read more

Sep 10, 2018

Painting an 8ft giraffe sculpture is challenging enough – but for artist Jess Perrin this was just the start of her journey with Worcester Stands Tall. The 25-year-old....Read more

Sep 06, 2018

Businesses have ‘stuck their necks out’ to support the hospice behind a giraffe sculpture trail. Companies from across the county have signed-up to stock trail maps,....Read more

Sep 04, 2018

A hospice team is inviting visitors to experience the spectacular Farewell Event for its 10-week giraffe art trail, Worcester Stands Tall. All 57 of the painted giraffes....Read more

Sep 04, 2018

A giraffe calf sculpture has been removed from the Worcester Stands Tall trail after it was damaged. Dotty, which was on display in Crowngate Shopping Centre, is thought....Read more

Aug 31, 2018

Please visit the West Mercia Police website for details relating to the planned demonstration by the English Defence League and counter-protests expected in Worcester c....Read more

Aug 30, 2018

When it came to painting two 8ft giraffe sculptures for Worcester Stands Tall, artist Chris Morgan was no stranger to the task. The 44-year-old, from Great Bromley in Es....Read more

Aug 28, 2018

Combining her interests in biology and anatomy, Liverpool-based artist Sophie Green created a skeletal design for her giraffe sculpture. The graphic designer says she wa....Read more

Aug 28, 2018

Inspired by teen memories of nights out in Worcester, artist Emily Sparkes describes her Worcester Stands Tall giraffe as a little “tongue-in-cheek”. The 25-year-old....Read more

Aug 23, 2018

Students at a city high school were picked to take part in a giraffe-themed public art project this summer. Pupils from Regency High School, Worcester, decorated a giraf....Read more

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