This February Half Term Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall is brimming with family fun for all. Open daily, visitors will discover an immersive and creative experience that gets even more colourful on Thursday 21 February when Kate’s Storytree brings a sprinkle of magic to the 15th century building, with an event that will give children the opportunity to make their own story jars.
In a morning that begins and ends with story telling, the first session for Young Shakespeare’s Stratford with Kate’s Storytree takes place at Stratford Library from 10.30am to 11.15am. Then walking the same walk that young William Shakespeare would have taken, the young wordsmiths will make their way to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall, where the event continues until 12.15pm. Their stories will be made and told through the creation of story jars, which will be inspired by the tales featured in Shakespeare’s As You Like It and The Winter's Tale.
Sarah Jervis Hill, Marketing Manager for Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall, say, “February Half Term is going to be a colourful and lively experience at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom, with Kate’s Storytree really awakening the creativity of this building. We’re delighted to be partnering with Stratford Library for this event, which creates a wonderful combination.”
Tickets are FREE, with all materials provided, but must be booked in advance via eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/young-shakespeares-stratford-tickets-54518392981 The event is suitable for children of primary school age, who must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Throughout February Half Term there is plenty to keep visitors of all ages amused at the award-winning Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall. Stepping into the world of young Shakespeare, as well as interactive exhibits, film screenings and dress up fun; there’s the unique opportunity to experience a lesson with a ‘real’ Tudor School Master in the same setting William was schooled.
A Family Quiz and Family Trail bring more chances to discover the Shakespeare story in an illuminating way.
Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall is open daily from 11am to 5pm, with last admissions at 4:30pm. For further information on Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall visit www.ShakespearesSchoolroom.org
Stratford-upon-Avon Library is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturdays 10am to 3:30pm. For further information visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/stratfordlibrary
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