Students to stage 'Shakespearience' arts festival

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The life and works of Shakespeare will be celebrated as part of a free action-packed arts festival for all the family.

Students from Highfields, Penn Fields and Wolverhampton College are working together to stage ‘The Shakespearience’ at the Light House, in Fryer Street, on April 21st.

It will feature free creative workshops for kids, film screenings, an animation station, sensory room, live music and poetry recitals, as well as dance and drama performances of Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet to celebrate the Bard’s life and works.

The event, which will run from 12pm-5pm, is free to attend and open to visitors of all ages.

More than 50 students are involved in the project and are currently busy rehearsing on Tuesday evenings. They will also give up some of their Easter holiday to perfect their performances.

Ms S Bishop, Highfields' Head of Performance, said: “It is wonderful to be collaborating once again with Penn Fields School and Wolverhampton College on this exciting arts project.

“Students are currently working very hard to put on a spectacular showcase to celebrate the works of Shakespeare and we are looking forward to seeing the results of their efforts at the festival on April 21st.

“The day will be packed with lots of activities and performances to provide fun for all the family. We hope to see you all there.”

Free tickets for the festival can be booked by searching 'The Shakespearience' in Facebook and clicking 'EVENTS' or scanning the Facebook QR code on the back of promotional flyers that have been distributed around Wolverhampton. They can also be booked by going directly to the Eventbrite website, and searching “The Shakespearience”. There are a maximum of six tickets available for each person. For further information or if anyone would like to be involved as a volunteer or spoken word artist, email

Full programme of activities for the Shakespearience festival:

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Posted on March 17, 2018 .