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5th Jul, 2022

Unforgettable window display aims to bring hope and magic to Stratford

THE RETURN of the Christmas Window Trail aims to bring a touch magic and hope to Stratford town centre.

Following its success in 2020, the trail – inspired by Royal Shakespeare Company’s current production The Magician’s Elephant – includes 24 window displays around the town including a hidden elephant to spot.

The project has been created in partnership with shops, community groups and independent businesses and respond to the themes of hope and magic from the musical.

Participating businesses and organisations include The Dog’s Trust Charity Shop, Escape Arts, For Something Different, The Flower Shop, Roly’s Fudge Shop, Shakespeare Distillery, Stratford Library, Sue Ryder Charity Shop, and Vaughan Reynolds Estate Agents which is working with the Fred Winter Centre.

The RSC has worked with photography, art and media students from Stratford College on creating a display in the window of the former Debenhams store, which features a large elephant artwork.

In an imaginative use of space, the RSC’s own ‘window’ is the phone box by the Swan Theatre.

Project spokesperson Geraldine Collinge said: “I’m delighted that the RSC is working with the town of Stratford again on the Christmas Window Trail. There’s something particularly magical about Stratford during this season.

“We hope the trail will encourage everyone to come into town and have fun visiting each of the windows, and support the rich mix of independent businesses based in the town.”

Visit www.rsc.org.uk/christmas-trail for more information.

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