Emerge Festivals 2017: Shaking Up Shakespeare

Be prepared to see Shakespeare understood and performed like you've never seen before, as the young people of Corby, Horncastle, Tamworth & Wolverhampton re-imagine his life and work on Sunday 23rd April.

Posted: April 13th, 2017

Inspired by the life and work of William Shakespeare and performed on the day he was born and died, these Emerge Festivals are free to all and promise to be a fresh and vibrant reinterpretation of the Bard.

The Emerge Festival Programme is being delivered with investment from Spirit of 2012 and in collaboration with Arts Connect and UK Young Artists. This year the festivals have been directed by Jasmine Gardosi (Tamworth), Stuart Reid & Kirsty Mealing (Wolverhampton), Jessica Richards & Paul Rogers (Corby) and Sophie Watkinson (Horncastle). They have worked alongside local schools, colleges and cultural organisations and with over 130 young people to plan and develop these Emerge Festivals.

Details and links to each festival are below.

Shakespearience Festival - Corby 11:00am - 4:00pm

  • Artists: Jessica Richards and Paul Rogers
  • Labs: The Core at Corby Cube and Lodge Park Academy
  • Location: The Corby Cube, Parkland Gateway, George Street, Corby NN17 1QG
  • Social Media: Twitter: EMerge Corby - @EMergeCorby
  • More details

Horncastle Emerge Festival 12:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Artist: Sophie Watkinson
  • Labs: Horncastle Theatre Company and Bannovallum School
  • Locations: The Lion Theatre, 1 Bull Ring, Horncastle, Lincs LN9 5HT & Horncastle Community Centre, Manor House Street, Horncastle, LN9 5HF
  • Social Media; Twitter: EMERGE Horncastle - @HorncastlEMERGE Facebook: Emerge Horncastle Festival - @emergehorncastlefestival
  • More details

Shake It Up - Tamworth 11:00am - 3:00pm

  • Artist: Jasmine Gardosi
  • Labs: Fired Up Theatre and Landau Forte Academy
  • Location: Tamworth Castle Grounds, Lower Lawn, Tamworth
  • Nearest address: Tamworth Castle, Holloway, Ladybank, Tamworth, B79 7NA
  • Social Media: Facebook: Shake It Up Tamworth - @shakeitupTamworth
  • More details

The Shake of Things - Wolverhampton 12:00pm - 5:00pm

  • Artists: Kirsty Mealing and Stuart Reid
  • Labs: Wolverhampton College, Penn Fields School and Highfields School
  • Location: The Areana Theatre, Wulfruna St, Wolverhampton. WV1 1SE
  • Social Media: Twitter: Emerge Wolves - @EmergeWolvesShake It Up | 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • More details


About Spirit of 2012

Emerge is funded by Spirit of 2012 - a funding charity, established with a £47m endowment from the Big Lottery Fund. We fund partners across the UK that provide opportunities in sports, physical activity, arts and culture, volunteering and social action.Spirit was founded to continue and recreate the spirit of pride, positivity and social connectedness that people experienced during the London 2012 Games. They invest to create good outcomes for people and communities.



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