Creative Genius – and not just Shakespeare

Currently, I’m working on my third novel.

by Roger Cross

by Roger Cross

When I looked up from the page and realised how long it was since I last blogged, I was genuinely shocked. Future editions of this blog will include:

  • hints about and bite-sized pieces of the new work-in-progress.

    by Cait Fannin-Peel

    by Cait Fannin-Peel

In the meantime however, I thought I’d focus on a different topic, a celebration of creativity.

I live in Stratford-upon-Avon, a pretty town, well-known for its connections to Shakespeare.

And this year is particularly special, because in 2016 we celebrate 400 years of the Bard and his works.

by Ruth Warner

by Ruth Warner

The town is expected to be awash with visitors, all keen to learn more about Shakespeare, but I’d like to mention something else, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s first staff and volunteer exhibition, held in Hall’s Croft.

hc2 Ellie StevensonHall’s Croft is a lovely building, with an equally lovely spacious garden, and was once the home of Susanna Hall, one of Shakespeare’s two daughters, who lived there with her husband, John. The exhibition, held in the café, showcases a wealth of talent, from paintings and photography to ceramics. and includes an image of Shakespeare and an interactive folio for visitors, where they can give their impressions of the man.

by Jane Shaw

by Jane Shaw

by Stephen Sharp

by Stephen Sharp

There are many other works to see including an intruiging sketch, a beautiful cushion and lovely jewellery.

by Adrian Spark

by Adrian Spark

 

 

 

 

If you’re in Stratford, the exhibition is open until 21 February, and you can enjoy a refreshing cuppa while looking at the works on view.

by Jann Tracy

by Jann Tracy

It’s a celebration of creativity, and hopefully the first of many.

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 10am-4pm.

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

 

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