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2nd Jul, 2022

Residents invited to help build miniature Stratford

STRATFORD is being rebuilt in the new year – in miniature.

The RSC is urging people to join them in re-imagining the town in their image as part of free live art installation Home Sweet Home: Through the Keyhole, from January 25 to 27.

Flat-packed cardboard houses and plots of land in a miniature Stratford can be built, decorated, and placed around local landmarks, with participants choosing street names and functions of buildings for the community.

From schools to night clubs, factories to cinemas, the town will be defined by the people who build it. Individuals, groups and families are all welcome, and the event is suitable for all ages.

On the final afternoon there will be a street party for neighbours where they can raise a glass and celebrate the formation of the community.

And from February 8 the new community becomes an exhibition, telling the stories behind the properties and how the town was built. Guests to the exhibition will be offered the opportunity to submit planning applications to build new buildings or change the use of the existing properties.

The exhibition, conceived and directed by Abigail Conway and Lucy Hayhoe, runs in the PACCAR Room at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. There are a limited number of properties, so it is recommended to book in advance. Properties can be made individually or in groups.

Visit www.rsc.org.uk/events/home-sweet-home for full details.

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