Jack and the knitted beanstalk

Jack's beanstalk receives a 'nurturing hand' from enthusiastic local knitters

Jack's beanstalk receives a 'nurturing hand' from enthusiastic local knitters - Credit: Archant

Pantomime spirit at The Roses theatre in Tewkesbury has reached the local community, as a collaborative effort to knit a beanstalk for Jack is in full swing.

In preparation for The Roses’ seasonal performance of the Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime, the theatre is creating a large knitted beanstalk. In order to ensure the beanstalk reaches great heights, The Roses is enrolling the help of as many people as possible.

Following the launch event, which saw both beginners and more experienced knitters join forces to get the beanstalk going, a height of 10 metres has already been reached and there is a vast array of ways in which members of the community can get involved and ensure it continues to grow.

The Roses is inviting people to donate any amount of green wool of any shade of ply, to knit a green scarf 15cm wide, or to help ‘nurture’ the beanstalk at knitting circles and craft groups. Drop in stations are located throughout Tewkesbury and residents are invited to pop along and add stitches to scarves already started. Scarves can be found at Ginger, Body2soul, Tewkesbury Garden Centre and stations will also be located in selected waiting rooms of doctors and dentist surgeries around Tewkesbury.

The Knit Our Beanstalk Challenge is the brainchild of Community Builder Jane Griffiths, who works to develop the relationships between the theatre and the local community. By making use of resources already available, Jane aims to connect neighbours through their skills and passions and to help create a community which is welcoming and inclusive of all.

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For More Information about The Knit Our Beanstalk Challenge:

Visit - www.rosestheatre.org/takepart

Email - communitybuilder@rosestheatre.org

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Jack And The Beanstalk runs between Saturday November 30 and Saturday January 4 and tickets range from £10 - £22. Concessions, family tickets and special deals for groups and schools are available and can be purchased online or over the phone.

For tickets, visit - www.rosestheatre.org

Or call the Box Office on 01684 295074

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