Youngsters get crafty for Great Big Green Week at Stratford Library - The Stratford Observer

Youngsters get crafty for Great Big Green Week at Stratford Library

Philippa Mingins 4th Oct, 2022 Updated: 4th Oct, 2022   0

A CRAFTY creation at Stratford Library was just one of many activities over the weekend, as The Great Big Green Week continued in the town.

A whole range of creative skills were put to the test at the library in Henley Street on Saturday (October 1) when volunteers and book worms got together to create a Forest of Arden out of craft materials.

Elsewhere in Bell Court, a ‘Cabinet of Compassion’ encouraged shoppers to sit, reflect and take part in mini activities around the theme of climate change.

At Foundation House in Masons Road, the Repair Cafe was officially opened after successfully running in Stratford for a few weeks.

Run by volunteers, broken items which would otherwise be thrown away by residents are given a new lease of life.

Bulb planting and eco-friendly badge making took place in the Dell Forest Garden as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) contribution to The Great Big Green Week.

There was also a chance to make miniature fairy gardens inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

While there was a chance to get active in Henley Street with Tudor music and dance sessions.

An RSC spokesperson said: “By working with Foundation House, Warwickshire Libraries and Shakespeare Birthplace Trust alongside many other organisations in the town, we hope to show the many ways we can all make small changes that can make a big difference to our environment.

“Through our activity at Bell Court and in the Dell Forest Garden we hope everyone taking part will also take a moment to consider how to look after their own well-being as well as taking care of the environment.”

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