The Illustrated Botanical Shakespeare
Gerit Quealy, the author of the best selling illustrated compendium, ‘Botanical Shakespeare’ will be bringing a taste of the Bard and the botany that infuses his works to the ‘Urban Tree Festival’ this year.
After the success of sharing the world-famous canon’s literary-inspired flora at Chelsea in 2018, Gerit & the BoShax team will be producing an immersive indoor nature experience in the heart of the aptly named BLOOMSbury. ‘Shakespeare in the Wild: Urban Forest Bathing’ will look to inspire guests to seek & interact with nature in an urban environment.
This year’s ‘Urban Tree Festival’ back-to-back with the ‘Chelsea Fringe Festival’ offers a unique opportunity for Shakespeare’s love of nature to come to life. This will be in the form of a space full of trees, live plants, dried flowers & herbs, & branches woven throughout the space to create an inviting environment for show-goers to step into a mini Shakespeare forest and practice “Shakespeare Forest Bathing”.
Mini talks & events will pepper the 2-week timespan. ‘Shakespeare in the Wild’ can be experienced from 14th to 29th May at ‘Hello Love’ 62–64 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London.