Rivers and Forests at Artsfest 2012

Rivers and Forests at Artsfest 2012

The REP will be at ArtsFest this weekend and we hope you’ll be joining us! Here’s some information to help you plan your weekend and take advantage of our great ticket offers for ArtsFest 2012.

Storytelling Sessions
Malcolm Jennings will be telling Tales From The Riverbank to tie in with our forthcoming Christmas production, The Wind In The Willows. Catch him on Saturday in the following venues…

In the Waterstones shop on New Street from 11am – 11.30am
In the HMS Daring Room of the Council house from 1pm – 1.30pm
In the Arena Foyer of Birmingham Conservatoire from 3pm – 3.30pm

Art Sessions For Under-8s
Get stuck into creating, making and maybe even getting a little messy with a range of interactive activities for children based on The Wind In The Willows. You’ll find us in The pARTicipate Village which spans Chamberlain and Victoria Squares from 11am – 6pm on Saturday. Drop in at any time!

Members of our youth theatre, The Young REP will be performing Beowulf as part of the Poetry City event in Victoria Square outside the Council House from 3pm – 3.30pm on Saturday.

Ask It Stall
We’ll also have an Ask It! stall open all weekend where you can chat to staff from The REP, ask us questions or get involved with some of our upcoming projects like REP100. There’ll be stickers and colouring competitions for children and for grown-ups we’ll have details of our special Artsfest ticket offers. So if you’re looking for a bargain, be sure to come and see us! We’re at the top of New Street where it meets Victoria Square.

Our box office, The BOX, which is based in the foyer of Central Library will be open throughout ArtsFest weekend. Visit us here to book your discounted Artsfest tickets for The REP and many other Birmingham venues, but get there early. Many offers are limited and likely to sell out!

The Rootless Forest
This isn’t actually a REP project, but it makes such a lovely complement to our current production of Forests that we just had to recommend it! This art installation by Beth Derbyshire recreates Shakespeare’s forest of Arden on a barge filled with real trees and soil. It’s moored on the canal at Brindleyplace from 11am – 1pm on Saturday and makes the perfect pre-show experience for our 2pm matinee of Forests at The Old Rep.

Artsfest is the UK’s largest free arts festival and takes place on 8 and 9 September 2012. You can download the complete programme for the weekend from artsfest.org.uk

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