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August Fun at the RSC

At the Forest Edge. Photo by Lucy Barriball © RSC.

Throughout the month of August, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is offering a programme of family friendly activities suitable for all ages outside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre located by their willow sculpture, Roots.

The activities have been co-created with the community groups involved in At the Forest's Edge and LYNNEBEC - a multidisciplinary performance company making work for outdoor and unusual spaces. In addition to the schedule activities, you can pick up a sculpture trail map and activity sheet from Front of House throughout the summer to discover fun and accessible games and ideas to play around the At The Forest’s Edge installations. Wednesday 2 August, 12 – 4pm - Nature Moves; fun games and activities  Inspired by the At The Forest's Edge community project and sculptures, LYNNEBEC have created some fun and accessible activities for everyone to get involved with this summer. Join them outside the Royal Shakespeare Company to play some games, explore movement and enjoy a stretch to the sun.  Free, no booking required. Children must be accompanied by a parent/ carer.  Wednesday 9 August, 12 – 4pm - Nature and Technology with Lisa Franklin  Lisa Franklin is an artist & ethnobotanist based in the Midlands. Her practice is rooted in play and investigates the natural world, the language of growing, connection, individualism & the everyday ordinary with a focus on the more than human as collaborator and connecting people through creativity. Free, no booking required. Children must be accompanied by a parent/ carer.  Wednesday 16 August, 12 – 4pm - Nature Connections with Katie Beswick and Alex Mills  Join medical herbalist Katie Beswick and botanist Alex Mills as we explore our relationship with the areas we live, through meeting the wild plants, lichen and mosses at our feet.   Exploring the grounds of the RSC, we will examine the walls and pathways to discover the life that quietly shares our spaces. By taking a closer look at these plants with their stories to tell, we will discover the vital roles they play in our ecosystems, and their uses as food, medicine and magic.  Free, no booking required. Children must be accompanied by a parent/ carer.  Wednesday 23 August, 12 – 4pm - Willow Weaving Workshop  Join Clare Shivlock from Warwickshire Willow as we tend to the magical roots outside the theatre and learn all about weaving willow. Stay for as long as you like as you discover the process of making the willow sculptures located around the town and even get to weave your own piece to take home.  Free, no booking required. Children must be accompanied by a parent/ carer.  Wednesday 30 August, 10.30am and 2pm - Adventure Walks! with Adam Blake in association with The Adventure Bureau  Adam Blake, an intrepid explorer, has come from The Adventure Bureau to create a brand-new story. One that is completely improvised, never before heard, 100% made up on the day. And he needs your help... Working as a team you will accompany Adam on a walk around the local area, all contributing to the creation of a unique story by taking inspiration from everything that surrounds you!  After the adventure walk, there will be an hour workshop mapping your story with clay.  The story walk will last for approx. 1 hour, followed by a 1 hour workshop.  Suitable for ages 5 + Children must be accompanied by a parent/ carer. Book your ticket online.

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