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Shakespeare Christmas message for Knowsley children

by Lisa Bennett

Festive wishes have been sent to every school child in Knowsley, with a Christmas card from The Shakespeare North Playhouse.

The cards, which have been designed and sent from the Community Curators, are part of their work to tell people all about the new Playhouse being built in Prescot and the town’s fascinating links to William Shakespeare.

An amazing 20,500 cards have been sent to every school child in Knowsley. They include information about Prescot’s important historical links to the Earls of Derby and Prescot’s original playhouse, as well as fun facts about how the Elizabethans celebrated Christmas, Shakespeare-themed jokes and a craft activity to make a bauble and design an outfit for Shakespeare himself.

The Curators have already received some lovely thank you messages and pictures of decorated baubles from children.

Decorated bauble

Decorated bauble

Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said:

“This is such a lovely way to send a Christmas message to our younger generation and to tell them a bit more about The Shakespeare North Playhouse being built in Prescot. It’s been wonderful to see how many children have been creative with their bauble designs and we’ve even had some amazing poems! It’s great to see these young people being inspired by Shakespeare.”

Children from Evelyn Primary School receive their Shakespeare Christmas cards
Children from Evelyn Primary School receive their Shakespeare Christmas cards
Children from Evelyn Primary School receive their Shakespeare Christmas cards
Children from Evelyn Primary School receive their Shakespeare Christmas cards
Children from Evelyn Primary School receive their Shakespeare Christmas cards
Decorated bauble
Decorated bauble
Decorated bauble
Decorated bauble and Christmas card
About the Community Curators

The Community Curators are a group of volunteers who are researching Elizabethan Prescot to create exhibition content and displays for The Shakespeare North Playhouse when it opens in 2022.

About The Shakespeare North Playhouse

Once complete the Playhouse will provide a flexible theatre with capacity for between 320 and 472 seats, based on the iconic 17th century ‘cockpit-in-court’ design. It will also boast an inclusive education programme, digital gallery, visitor centre and additional performance spaces including an outdoor performance garden.