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11th Aug, 2022

Artistic students bust up the Bard

ARTISTIC youngsters have made their mark on a famous old boy.

KES pupils – inspired by the ‘Gromit Unleashed’ in Bristol and ‘The Big Hoot’ in Birmingham – worked collaboratively to design and paint eight busts of Shakespeare which will be displayed around Stratford.

The designs did not have to be directly linked to the works of Shakespeare and some students drew on their own references from popular culture for their final designs.

Head of Art Alex Westmore said: “It has been a hugely enjoyable project. It was a pleasure to see students from all different year groups working together.

“The whole process has been a huge collaborative effort and I’m really proud of what they have created. The main aim was to create a variety of eye catching and fun designs and I feel they have definitely succeeded in doing this.”

People will be able to see the decorated busts at Shakespeare’s Birthplace, The Garrick Inn, Stratford Town Hall, Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall, and Elizabeth House.

The project was sponsored by Lodders Solicitors.

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