One of the 14 showcase events for the London Borough of Culture, Croydon Stands Tall will bring the town centre to life with a 10- week mass participation art trail, involving people from across all communities, attracting visitors and footfall and supporting the local economy as we look to recover.
The 30 eight-foot-tall giraffe sculptures will be uniquely and individually painted by selected artists and positioned across the town centre to create a free, family friendly trail suitable for all ages to enjoy, discover and explore as we celebrate Croydon and the London Borough of Culture.
Croydon Stands tall will also play a central role in developing a learning programme for school children from across the borough, who will be offered the chance, as part of the curriculum, to individually paint 30 four-foot-tall giraffes which will form a secondary trail.
As we look to celebrate culture, attract visitors, and offer a vibrant unique trail for all to enjoy, Croydon Stands Tall will work to support our national charity partner, Crisis and in particular the Croydon Skylight. Croydon Stands Tall will end with a charity auction where we hope to raise £100,000 for Crisis to deliver one to one support, advice and courses for people who are homeless or facing homelessness.
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