31st May, 2020

Stratford re-imagined by residents

STRATFORD has been rebuilt in miniature.

The town has been re-imagined by its residents as part of free live art installation inspired by the RSC.

The project – Home Sweet Home: Through the Keyhole – took place in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre (RST) over the weekend.

Flat-packed cardboard houses and plots of land in a miniature Stratford were 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 was defined by those who built it.

And from February 8 the new community becomes an exhibition, telling the stories behind the properties and how the town was built. Exhibition-goers 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, can be seen in the Paccar Room at the RST.

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

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