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Designs on success

Worcester Editorial 19th Mar, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

THE WINNING logo for this year’s revamped Worcester Show has been unveiled.

Art editor, Mercedes Pearson, created the design for the 2014 event which has dropped the word Flower from its title to better reflect the big variety of horticulture, creative and musical talent which takes place at the one day show.

Mrs Pearson has a history of creating logos and designed her first while at secondary school for a riverside development in London.

“Art is still an important part of my life, and I have just had my first art exhibition at Park’s Café in Droitwich,” she said.

“The opportunity to design a logo for the Worcester Show was too good to miss. This brilliant yearly event at Gheluvelt Park has lots to offer, from amazing flower displays, delicious cakes and homemade jams, live music, crafts, fun activities and much more for all the family.

“We are very lucky to live close to the park. It is a brilliant space to host big community projects. I hope that the weather is on our side, as this year looks to be even more of a show stopper.”

Now that some warmer, drier weather has finally blessed the city, green-fingered residents are being encouraged to dust off their trowels, dig out their seeds and compost and start planting to ensure they can harvest their fruit and vegetables in time for the ninth annual Worcester Show.

The popular event is being held in Gheluvelt Park on Sunday, August 17.

With 107 classes ranging from flowers and floral decorations to handicrafts and photography, there is something for everyone, including children and teenagers.

The show has grown from strength to strength since it was first held in Cripplegate Park in 2006 – thanks to the efforts of the Friends of Cripplegate Park.

It transferred to Gheluvelt Park in 2010 and last year there were more than a thousand entries.

Michelle Newell, Worcester City Council community engagement team leader and member of the show organising committee, said: “We particularly liked Mercedes’ design because it reflected the diversity and vibrancy of the Worcester Show.

“As well as being a show for keen gardeners, there are also several photography, baking and handicraft classes to enter too.”

New classes for 2014 include decorating a cake on the theme of Parklife, baking a vegetable pasty, making a toy, creating a miniature shop in a shoebox or making a miniature Secret Garden.

To enter a class or to find out more about the event, go to www.worcester.gov.uk/worcestershow or call the Customer Service Centre on 01905 722233.

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