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HAYDAYS includes a wide range of workshops for all ages and abilities. With sessions including acting, film-making, drawing and creative writing, this dazzling array will have you spoilt for choice!


with The Courtyard Theatre

The Courtyard Theatre’s education department will be running ‘a play in a day’ workshop on Romeo and Juliet, designed to inspire and challenge 15- to 16-year-olds. The workshop will cover the whole play but break it down and give attendees the opportunity to explore new ways of bring the text to life and take part in stage combat. It will end with a performance of the young people’s work. This session is aimed at a hands-on approach to Shakespeare, whether you have never had any interest in his work or are an ardent fan. The workshop runs on Saturday 28 May and Thursday 2 June.



Always wanted to get your fingers inky? Learn to use an Adana tabletop printing press with Dulcie Fulton of Mostly Flat. Come and print tactile letterpress bookmarks that have been designed using traditional movable type and decorative ornaments. We’re running two workshops for ages 12+ on Monday 30 May at 11.30am and 2.30pm.


with Hereford College of Art

Come and work with students from Hereford College of Arts to create exciting artwork inspired by Roald Dahl’s exquisite nonsense. Just bring your imagination…and maybe a friend. There are four workshops on Tuesday 31 May for either 10+ or 12+ age groups.


with Rural Media Company
The Only Way is Shakespeare

Ever wondered what would happen if Richard III met Bottom? Or if Cleopatra met Falstaff? Some of Shakespeare’s best known and loved characters will be the inspiration for this iPad filmmaking workshop, where you can create your very own stop motion animation. The workshop is for age 12+ and runs on Wednesday 1 June at 11.30am and 2.30pm.


with British Library

Would you like to write like Shakespeare? Join Deborah Patterson, author of My Book of Stories: Write Your Own Shakespearean Tales, published by the British Library, for top tips on how to plan a Shakespearean plot, create the most effective insults and pen your own dramatic tale. Suitable for ages 8–12, the workshop runs on Friday 3 June at 11.30am and 1pm.