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8th Aug, 2022

Action-packed Shakespeare week returns to Stratford

CHILDREN and families are in for a treat on 26 and 27 March as the Bard’s hometown gets in the party mood for Shakespeare Week.

The annual national celebration of Shakespeare for primary school-aged children is organised by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

At the heart of the celebrations is a weekend of family fun with a lively programme of events paying homage to Shakespeare’s life and his work.

Youngsters can pick up a sword and hone their stage-combat skills at Shakespeare’s Birthplace, explore the magical world of A Midsummer Night’s Dream through dance and join an interactive re-telling of The Tempest at Shakespeare’s New Place.

Join the circus at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and test your balance and co-ordination by learning how to juggle, diablo and plate-spin.

Other activities include quill writing, creating Tudor sweet treats, crown and fairy wing making and the Walk the Shakespeare Mile challenge.

Education officer Sally Gray said: “After two years of Covid disruption we’re excited to be able to bring back the Shakespeare Week celebrations to Stratford. “This year’s theme focuses on movement and dance and we’re encouraging children to take part in our free weekend of active learning experiences inspired by Shakespeare’s stories.

“Children will also have the opportunity to learn about sport and leisure in Shakespeare’s time and we have a fantastic programme of online broadcasts, activities and resources on our website for children to have fun and Boogie with the Bard.”

Visit www.shakespeareweek.org.uk for the full programme.

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