Visions for Stratford's future urged at weekend pop-up shop - The Stratford Observer
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Visions for Stratford's future urged at weekend pop-up shop

Ian Hughes 24th Jul, 2019

TOWNSPEOPLE are being urged to contribute their ideas about Stratford’s future at a ‘pop-up’ shop this summer.

The shop, in the former Crabtree & Evelyn store on High Street, will offer residents the opportunity to inspire I See the Future, an innovative community-created art project jointly commissioned by the RSC and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

The project seeks to explore what townspeople imagine Stratford will be like in 100 years’ time. People of all ages are invited to contribute their hopes, dreams and imaginings for the future of their town.

The project will mark the 250th anniversary of the first Shakespeare Jubilee of 1769 which established the Shakespeare tourism industry in Stratford.

Ideas from the project will then be realised across the Jubilee weekend from September 6 to 8, including the appearance of two giant pairs of binoculars, featuring animations over real-time footage of Stratford, on Henley Street and in the Bancroft Gardens.

The shop will be open from Saturday July 27 to September 1, with a special drop-in session from 2pm to 4pm.

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