Young Shakespeare’s Stratford Monday 23rd October 2017 FREE half term family fun

On Monday 23 October the branches of Kate’s Storytree will be stretching out as she invites children and families tolet their creativity blossom and join her for a special story telling session with Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhalland Stratford Library.  This free half term activity will take place across two sessions, starting at 10.30am and 2.00pm.


The story that Kate tells will literally build before the children’s eyes, as Kate uses wooden blocks to illustrate the words and actions of the evolving plot, with plenty of surprises along the way!  For Kate, a dedicated children’s storyteller from Stratford, the spaces and environments that she creates are just as important as the stories themselves, with rainbows, bunting, colourful blankets and art materials often part of the creative mix.


Sarah Jervis-Hill of Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall says, “We invited Kate’s Storytree along because want to inspire children with the stories of William Shakespeare, but we also want to encourage them to create their own stories.  These can be stories they write, stories they act out with friends or stories that start with a daydream.  Kate isinviting families to take part in a tale that explores the life of William Shakespeare as a boy, and as she does so, she will help the children to discover the freedom, creativity, imagination and fun of stories.”


Kate says, “Stories begin before we are born and endure long after we are gone. We give shape and meaning to our lives through the stories we hear and tell and it is our way of connecting with the world. To have the gift of Shakespeare's stories to enrich our lives is very special. I'm very excited to work with our wonderful Stratford library and Shakespeare's Guildhall & Schoolroom to inspire children with the words of Shakespeare to create their own stories.”


The morning session (10.30-12.15) will begin at Stratford Library and end at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall,participants will walk to the Guildhall from the Library via the route the young William would have trodden.  Tickets for the morning session can be booked via (search Young Shakespeare’s Stratford with Kate’s Storytree).    The afternoon session (2.00-3.30pm) will take place at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall and there isno need to book. Both sessions are FREE.


Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall is open daily to visitors, for further visitor information visit


The newly-refurbished Stratford-upon-Avon Library and Registration Service is open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-3:30pm.
For further information visit



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