VJ Day Virtual Commemoration

After the success of our virtual VE Day Celebrations in collaboration with Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council & Welcombe Radio, we are delighted to be collaborating again to commemorate VJ Day on Saturday 15th August with more virtual events on our Facebook page, Stratford-upon-Avon VE & VJ Day Commemoration. You can join our group and keep up to date with all the latest information here: https://www.facebook.com/stratforduavonvevjday/?modal=admin_todo_tour

As part of the virtual commemoration event, we will also be opening a Poetry Corner! We're inviting YOU to write short stories and poems celebrating peace to form part of our digital archive on this Facebook page, which will serve as an archive for generations to come showcasing how Stratford-upon-Avon commemorated the 75th anniversaries in 2020. Entries may also be shortlisted to be performed by Tread the Boards! To enter, please post your submission on the Facebook page (link above), or email it to info@escapearts.org.uk. The Poetry Corner is now open, please get in touch if you have any questions!

Corona Response Projects

Follow the booking link to head on over to our Corona Response Projects page to see our exciting programme of events to support you during the social distancing period. There's lots more in the pipeline so watch this space!

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Stratford Born & Bred – Brand New Exhibition

Come and join us for this fantastic exhibition where seven local people share their stories of Stratford. Exhibition running until December 2019, open Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 1:30-4:30pm.

Free Lego & Games Cafe

Reopening at the end of February 2020.

Our summer Lego Cafe is back and this time it's bigger and better than ever! Now hosted in the Slaughterhouse and our new outside extension, the Cowshed, we now have more space to let your children's imagination run wild during our FREE Lego and Games cafe.

Youth Cafe

Escape Arts are now hosting a youth cafe, every Thursday and Friday 3:30-5:00pm. Come along and bring your friends, we've got free WiFi and big discounts on food and drink. If you're looking for somewhere to finish your work or somewhere to hang out with friends, this is the place for you!

A Journey Through Time – Permanent Exhibition

Permanent Exhibition - available to view during our opening times on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 1:30-4:30pm in our main exhibition space. Let us take you on a Journey Through Time! In living memory, the Old Slaughterhouse is remembered as part of Hensons butchers, but research has shown that the site was also the home of a flax-dressers, a bakers, a shoemakers and even a Tudor pub! Come and explore the vast history of the site, alongside local and global events, with a focus on the Tudor pub.

Lifting the Lid on Stratford’s Loos – Permanent Exhibition

Permanent exhibition - available to view during our opening times on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 1:30-4:30pm in our toilet gallery! Escape Arts invite you to their latest, albeit tongue-in-cheek exhibition located in the loo of the Old Slaughterhouse Heritage & Arts Centre. In this small, but perfectly formed space, you shall be made privy to Stratford-upon-Avon’s history of local latrines, head-line making toilet paper and poignant potty protests. From Stratford’s smallest gem, it’s Victorian gent's loo on Ely Street to toilet sit-ins at the heart of the community there is a lot to discover. You can even cast your eye over vintage sanitary-wear and advertisements whilst you ‘spend a penny’.

Yesterday & Today – Photography Exhibition

Permanent exhibition - available to view on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in our stair gallery. A stunning photography exhibition by Phil Williams, comparing pictures up to 150 years ago to pictures today.

Are You Being Served? – Exhibition

Permanent exhibition - available to view during our opening times on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 1:30-4:30pm in our upstairs gallery. A fascinating look at Stratford's much loved family run businesses that ran the town when our slaughterhouse was still operational.

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