Search for decorative wreaths as RSC launches Stratford Festive Trail
A FESTIVE trail around Stratford returns to town from Saturday (19th November) encouraging families, residents and visitors to search for wreaths.
The trail, organised by The Royal Shakespeare Company, has been created in partnership with Bell Court shopping centre, Stratford BID and other town shops and community groups.
Nicky Salmon, deputy manager, RSC creative placemaking and public programmes, said: “I’m delighted that the Stratford Festive Trail is back. It’s proved really popular over the last two years, offering a fun thing to do for anyone visiting the town during the festive season. It also helps to shine an important light on Stratford’s rich mix of businesses and community groups. I hope everyone enjoys locating the wreaths and finds out a little bit more about what our great town has to offer.”
The trail launches the same day as Stratford’s Christmas lights switch on (see opposite page) with the RSC running a market stall offering the public free mini wreath workshops, and the chance to find out more about the trail.
In advance of the launch, the RSC will also run workshops with the participating organisations to create wreaths unique to each group, whilst responding to the themes of the RSC’s current production of A Christmas Carol.
The wreaths on display at the RSC will be created by GAGA Yarn bombers, Stratford College fashion students and Welcome Here.
Find out more at www.rsc.org.uk/festive-trail