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Threads of the Unsaid

Contribute to an amazing immersive retelling of Romeo and Juliet

Take part in experiment to crowd-script artistic installation of Romeo and Juliet

Threads of the Unsaid: A crowd-scripted immersive retelling of Romeo and Juliet

Anne Hathaway's Cottage - 21 July - 1 September, 12 pm - 4 pm

This summer, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is collaborating with award-winning sound and visual artist Thor McIntyre to create an experimental art installation based on Romeo and Juliet, with a twist: this is the story not as Shakespeare penned it, but as it lives on in our hearts and minds. 

An extraordinary mobile ‘Recollecta Salon’ will extract and collate the many ways people recall and relate to this famous story via their spoken word, whilst their written words will be woven into a scarlet web of woo and woe, which will grow and unfurl  into a tunnel of scarlet red threads woven around the orchards of Anne Hathaway's Cottage. The threads of this project will also reach out across the globe, pulling in contributions online via the hashtag #GiveaScript.

Threads of the Unsaid will culminate on 1 September when the piece will be transformed into an immersive sound installation that will give voice to the crowd-scripted masterpiece.


Threads of the Unsaid: Meet the Artist

Anne Hathaway's Cottage - 1 September, 12 pm - 4 pm

Join us for the finale of Threads of the Unsaid and be part of an amazing retelling of Romeo and Juliet.  Visitors to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage will have an opportunity to meet the artist behind Threads of the Unsaid, and enjoy a day of family-friendly fun, celebrating the theme of peace and reconciliation, including live poetry by the Wandering Poet, canvas watercolour painting sessions, meditation classes and hair braiding.


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