Celebrating the Bard's Birthday at Redditch Library

Redditch Library celebrates Shakespeare Week 2019
Last week Redditch Library celebrated Shakespeare week with activities for schools and visitors.
Published Friday, 29th March 2019

Last week, Redditch Library celebrated Shakespeare week with activities for schools and visitors.

15 pupils from Woodfield Academy marked 455 since Shakespeare's birth by acting out a of few scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream using basic props and simple prompts. 

The children took it in turns to tell stories of their own, had a go at guessing the meanings of some of Shakespeare's own lost words and played a few games of " Wake when some vile thing is near" also known as blind man's bluff.

Mrs Curtis, Librarian at Woodfield Academy said: "The children had a wonderful time at the workshop. Staff were wonderful with the pupils and made A Midsummer Night's Dream fun and accessible. The children are still buzzing and thought it was awesome. “

Children visiting Redditch library on Saturday 23rd March were given the opportunity to make Fairy crowns and wands while wearing wings and listening to a retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
 
Training for these events was provided The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. 

More information on the trust and similar events can be found at: www.shakespeare.org.uk