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Shakespeare Fun Palace returning to Stratford

Stratford Editorial 22nd Sep, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A FREE Shakespearian Fun Palace is returning 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 (October 1) as part of the national ‘fun palace’ arts, culture and science weekend.

Children and adults can enjoy activities including mixing potions in the laboratory, dance and music workshops, storytelling and Tudor hair braiding between 11am and 4pm.

There will also be the chance to learn how to write like a King or Queen with a Tudor writing workshop and to dress up as a plague doctor and inspect some deadly specimens.

Dr Anjna Chouhan from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust said: “It’s a great pleasure to host our second Fun Palace at the Shakespeare Centre, after last year’s success.

“We’re inviting local people, tourists – and anyone who’d like to join in – to come along and take part in a variety of free, creative and science-related activities, all 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.”

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*AND the fun isn’t just at the Fun Palace as ‘The Big Draw’ is also taking place the same day at Shakespeare’s Birthplace.

People can join children’s authors Mick Manning and Brita Granström for drawing workshops and help create 400 faces of Shakespeare.

Budding young artists and their families are also invited to submit their Shakespeare portraits on social media using the hashtag #400facesofShakespeare.

The artworks will be displayed in a new exhibition at Shakespeare’s New Place from October 22.

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