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COSTUMES GALORE AT WORCESTER CATHEDRAL

This summer holiday, children and young people have the opportunity for their photograph to be taken as a famous person in history at Wonder Wardrobe, an event inspired by the ‘Dressed for Drama’ costume exhibition at Worcester Cathedral.

To compliment the costume exhibition, there are a number of costume-inspired fun, creative and mad activities for families over 6 days.

Based in the Cathedral Cloister on Tuesdays (16th and 23rd August), Wednesdays (17th & 24th August) and Thursdays (18th and 25th August), from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm, the cathedral’s education department are running free family activities which include:

Brass Rubbing, depicting dames, knights and bishops;Dressing Up – rummaging through the dressing-up box to try on mediaeval, choir, monk and bishop costumes;and madness - having your photograph taken as Queen Elizabeth I, King Henry VIII, William Shakespeare and King John sealing the Magna Carta in a range of specially painted Head in the Holes.

For those wishing to chill quietly, there is an opportunity for all ages to try out Mindfulness Colouring sheets in the Lady Chapel at the cathedral’s east end.

The events are being led by Worcester Cathedral’s education officers Sue Adeney and Sara Hayward. Sara said, “There’s no need to book for these special days - simply turn up. Families can also enjoy other events in the cathedral such as the costume exhibition, climbing the tower, taking a tour and seeing King John’s tomb and interactive exhibition.”

On all days throughout the summer, there is a menu of other self-led trails, including a COSTUME TRAIL - searching out costumes around the cathedral - available for families at no charge.

For further information, please contact the cathedral office on 01905 732900 .