Shakespeare celebrated at Arts Festival

Students celebrated the life and works of Shakespeare as part of an action-packed arts festival which attracted hundreds of visitors.

More than 50 students from Highfields, Penn Fields and Wolverhampton College worked together to stage ‘The Shakespearience’, which was held at the City’s Light House.


It featured free creative workshops for youngsters, film screenings, an animation station, sensory room, live music, poetry recitals and face painting, whilst guests were entertained with dance and drama performances of Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet.

Students spent three months rehearsing for the festival, including giving up some of their Easter holidays to perfect their performances.

Ms S Bishop, Highfields’ Head of Performance, said: “It has been wonderful to collaborate once again with Penn Fields School and Wolverhampton College on this arts festival.

“Everyone involved worked incredibly hard to produce a showcase which truly celebrated the works of Shakespeare.

“All of their efforts were worth it as they succeeded in staging a spectacular showcase which attracted hundreds of visitors throughout the day. It was a fun day for all the family and we were delighted to welcome so many people to celebrate with us.”

Posted on April 23, 2018 .