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7th Jul, 2022

Art project aims to inspire hopes and dreams for Stratford's future

STRATFORD residents of all ages are invited to contribute their hopes, dreams and imaginings for the future of their town in a series of free creative workshops as part of an innovative art project.

I See the Future seeks to explores how townspeople imagine the future in 100 years’ time. Two giant pairs of binoculars will appear on Henley Street and the Bancroft Gardens over the weekend of September 6 to 8.

The creations will be transformed into animations playing inside the binoculars and layered over real-time footage of Stratford.

The project has been commissioned by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the Royal Shakespeare Company to explore the experiences and perspectives of local people.

It is being created by Anagram, an award-winning female-led creative company specialising in interactive storytelling and immersive experiences.

Residents are invited to drop in at one of the following sessions – Tyler House, Tyler Street on Tuesday July 16, from 11am to 1.30pm, Foundation House, Masons Road on Thursday July 25, from 2pm to 5pm.

There will be pens, paper, cardboard, paint, tea and cake.

I See the Future marks the 250th anniversary of the first Shakespeare Jubilee of 1769 which established the Shakespeare tourism industry in Stratford.

Visit www.shakespeare.org.uk/whatson for further details.

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