Shakespeare Week at Gawthorpe Hall

16th - 20th March 2020 a Shakespeare-themed special event for schools, set in the stunning surroundings of Gawthorpe Hall in Padiham, Burnley.

In celebration of Shakespeare Week, pupils and teachers are invited to join us for an exciting Shakespeare special event at Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, Burnley 16th - 20th March 2020. Interactive, hands-on activities include:

- What do we really know about William Shakespeare?

Pupils will take part in a timeline activity to learn about Shakespeare's life and plays. They will discover what historical evidence tells us about Shakespeare, and what we only think we know…

- Game, set and match! Shakespearian tennis

Using one of Shakespeare's famous soliloquys, pupils will take part in a game of 'Shakespearian tennis' in the stunning surroundings of Gawthorpe Hall's Long Gallery. They will also learn what Shakespeare contributed to the English language.

- Tudor blackwork

Pupils will begin a piece of Tudor blackwork inspired by shapes seen in the architecture of Gawthorpe Hall.

- Shakespearean swordplay

Pupils will handle authentic replica Tudor weaponry and examine how Shakespeare used swordplay within his plays.

Suitable for KS2 and 3 pupils. Schools can book either a morning (10am - 12pm) or afternoon (12:30pm - 2:30pm) session. £4 per LCC pupil, £4.50 per non-LCC pupil, all accompanying adults free of charge. To make a booking, or for more information please contact the Heritage Learning Team on 01772 530233  or email [email protected]

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