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Shakespeare Girl Guiding Day

On Saturday 24 September, 80 Brownies from across Stratford District took part in a Discovering Shakespeare Day at the Shakespeare Centre.

Nicola Hawley

Local Brownies took part in various Shakespeare inspired workshops during their visit: they danced Tudor-style in the Birthplace Garden, made and decorated Tudor marchpane, created beautiful costume decorations and had a guided tour of the Birthplace. 


The finale for the day was a wonderful performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, superbly led by Drama Education Assistant, Matilda Bott.  The performance opened with the girls processing to a Tudor Pavanne dance, and concluded with a dance called Horses’ Brawl; a fantastic spectacle that was much admired by an audience of 140 parents and friends.

The day was wonderful fun and it was a pleasure to work with so many local girls who went away as Shakespeare ambassadors of the future and who will treasure their new Shakespeare badge.  This badge was designed by a local Brown Owl.


The feedback received from both the Brownies and the leaders was tremendous:

"We’ve been made so welcome. Girls have been thoroughly engaged all day and the Shakespeare Centre staff have been amazing. Something for everyone."

— Brownie Leader