3rd Dec, 2016

Shakespeare and science come together for a weekend of fun in Stratford

Stratford Editorial 24th Sep, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A FREE Shakespearian Fun Palace is coming to Stratford allowing residents to step back in time and explore how the Bard lived.

The Shakespeare Centre on Henley Street is set to be transformed into an arts and science fun palace on Saturday and Sunday (October 3 and 4) as part of the national ‘fun palace’ culture weekend.

Children and adults can enjoy activities including dance and music workshops, dressing up and taking Shakespeare-style selfies and mixing potions in the laboratory between 11am and 4pm.

There will also be the chance to go shopping with old money, write with a quill and have a Shakespearian hairstyle.

Dr Anjna Chouhan, from the Shakespeare fun palace team said: “You can get creative and participate in our community art installation with Stratford-based visual artist Roz Ingram, or even doodle your version of Shakespeare on the giant Big Draw canvas on Henley Street.

“We’re thrilled to bring the project to Stratford this year where local people can come along and take part in a huge variety of creative and science-related activities, with a Shakespearian twist.

“Our goal is to enable people from all walks of life to experience Shakespeare’s work, life and times in a fun environment.

“There really is something for everyone and we hope that people will come along and be part of this wonderful celebration of creativity and community.”

Visit www.shakespeare.org.uk to find out more.