What will Stratford-upon-Avon look like in 100 years' time?
For centuries, Stratford-upon-Avon has celebrated its illustrious status as the hometown of William Shakespeare. But what’s it like to be a local resident, sharing a town with millions of visitors from all over the world? What might the future look like?
In partnership with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Creative Producers International, we have commissioned Anagram Collective to create an innovative artistic project that will explore the experiences and perspectives of Stratford-upon-Avon residents.
I See the Future marks the 250th anniversary of the first Shakespeare Jubilee in 1769 and the establishment of the Shakespeare tourism industry. The project will culminate over the weekend of 6 - 8 September when two pairs of giant binoculars will curiously appear on Henley Street and in the Bancroft Gardens as part of the Garrick's Jubilee celebrations.
During July we ran free workshop with the artists, inviting Stratford residents to draw, talk about and imagine the future 100 years from now, whilst joining in with the dynamic discussion.
Come to our pop-up shop, in the former Crabtree & Evelyn premises on 1 High Street, and share your ideas about the future of the town. Find out about our summer offers, events and activities, as well as other attractions within the town. There’ll even be a box office and popular items from our shop on sale too. We'll be there until Sunday 1 September, open daily to 5pm.