6 October – 7 April 2013
The PACCAR Room, Free
World-renowned food artists Bompas & Parr present The Waft That Woos, a mirror labyrinth navigable by nose!
This enchanting installation is inspired by The Merry Wives of Windsor and Shakespearean farce. Visitors explore the mysterious mirror maze following the scent of a specially-concocted love potion.
Bompas & Parr design spectacular culinary experiences on an architectural scale. The duo were named by the Independent as 'one of the 15 people who will define the future of arts in Britain'.
10 November – 3 March
Swan Room, Free
Featuring the work of over 30 international artists, this exhibition gives audiences a window into the lives of people, places, cultures and communities other than our own, from around the world.
Curated by the RSC from the Foto8 Gallery Summer show 2012, the exhibition includes photo reportage of recent global events including the toppling of Gaddafi in Libya, the spread of the Occupy movement and the build-up to the Summer Olympics.
21 April - 6 January 2013
Shakespeare's Stories is a partnership exhibition between the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, inspired by three of Shakespeare's 'shipwreck' plays:Twelfth Night, The Tempest and The Comedy of Errors.
Created in collaboration with international storyteller Jan Blake and theatre designer Lily Arnold, the exhibition explores themes of exile, migration and brave new worlds, and features objects from the RSC and SBT collections, as well as items loaned from the British Museum.
Working with the Coventry Migrant and Refugee Centre, we also hear from the voices of world refugees who have experienced such journeys first hand, as they reflect on how Shakespeare's words still resonate today.
My RSC Gallery is an exhibition of over 50 boxes embedded in the RST's walls, each containing miniature artwork created by the public, schools, RSC staff, creative teams and actors in response to a competition asking people to create a piece of art inspired by Shakespeare, theatre or the RSC.
Explore the building to find the little boxes and lift the lids to reveal the stories and inspirations behind each one. Book a theatre tour to see them all. My RSC Gallery was created for the RSC by artist Luke Jerram with artwork selected through competitions during summer 2010.
Entrance to the exhibition is free. The exhibition is open daily from 9am (10am Sunday).