Explore Shakespeare’s works through a technique called ‘black-out poetry’ which brings creative writing and art making together, using pages from his play ‘The Tempest’. Come along and read the selected pages, pull out words that appeal to you to create new sentences or poems and new meaning for the words on the page. Celebrating #ShakespeareWeek2020 from 16-22 March, artist David Milligan-Croft will lead these 4 special workshops in Stockport libraries!

You could alternatively respond to the works through illustration, and there will also be a focus on Shakespeare portraiture, again on and inspired by pages from The Tempest, with the opportunity to try a variety of mediums, from black pen and ink to watercolours.

Book your free space via Eventbrite for: Tuesday March 17th 10:30-12:30 or 13:30-15:30 at The Heatons Library here and Friday March 20th 10:30-12:30 or 13:30-15:30 at Brinnington Library here.

The artworks will then form an exhibition launching in the Gallery Cafe at Arc Centre, Hat Works on Saturday March 28th alongside the monthly Saturday Art Club, with a family activity creating art which will also reflect the theme and contribute to the exhibition. Drop in 11:00-15:30.