Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Shakespearean Origami!

In a serendipitous coincidence, both Shakespeare – and  The British Origami Society – are celebrating milestone anniversaries this year (well last year for Shakespeare, but close enough). It is the British Origami Society’s 50th. To commemorate the event, they have issued a delightful booklet of Origami Inspired by Shakespeare.

Within the pages of the booklet (compiled by Nick Robinson), you will find Yorick, Titania (Fairy), Dagger, Witches Cauldron, Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet, Shakespeare (another version), and Oberon. (I am not posting pics because I believe that they are member’s perks. Rest assured, they are all great fun.)

To celebrate the British Origami Society’s 50th, the BOS50 convention will be held on Friday 1- Sunday 3 September, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza, Stratford –Upon-Avon (Shakespeare’s birthplace). The festivities include illustrious guests – big names in the origami world – Tomoko Fuse (modular origami), Giang Dinh, Robert Lang (physicist and origamist), and Paul Jackson (paper manipulation authority). There’s also a gala dinner.

I can heartily recommend joining the BOS – their fabulous magazine is worth the price of the subscription alone. It always illuminates and entertains. There are also regional groups that meet regularly, and twice yearly conventions.