“……every year the dedication of the organisers and volunteers make this one of Shrewbury’s best gems for children. Thank you.”
…a wonderful feedback comment from an audience member from the May Festival 2018.
So, thank YOU to everyone who joined us on the sunniest Bank Holiday weekend we’ve EVER had for the May Festival.
There was so much for children and families to see and do such as…
…discovering the secret world of Roald Dahl with the Imagination Seekers in an immersive theatrical workshop,
…setting off on the Bookfest Quest to find some beautifully crafted, by local primary schools, giant letters that when jumbled together formed a very special message to remember always…
…dropping into the marquees in the Square in Shrewsbury to take part in some crafty activities such as making your own dream jars, swapping books, reciting a favourite piece of poetry or rhyme,
…rediscovering the sheer joy and pleasure of cutting, sticking and doodling and realising that freedom to do so results in some incredibly creative artwork to be rightly proud of,
…learning from the master of stop motion animation – the Aardman Studios – where their chief model maker arrived in Shrewsbury to lead children AND adults through workshops to create their own ‘Early Man’ characters,
…sharing the secrets of how to create really awesome comics…and how to have fun in doing so,
…meeting a true hero of every young child’s bookshelf…ELMER THE ELEPHANT!
…sailing off into the unknown for some mysterious adventures with Sir Charlie Stinky Socks,
…venturing into the magical world of Olobob Top.