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Shakespeare’s Come Home – the story completed

On Friday 22 April 2022 the project to restore the 1769 statue of Shakespeare to the Town Hall was finally completed. I wrote recently about the process of conservation and placing the statue back in place. The money to carry … Continue reading

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Publication Day for the Shakespeare Club’s story

November 1 2016: the official publication day for The Story of the Shakespeare Club of Stratford-upon-Avon, 1824-2016, the book on which Susan Brock and I have been working for the last eighteen months. While researching the history of the Birthday … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations 2015

Yesterday, 25 April 2015, Stratford put its party hat on and celebrated Shakespeare’s 451st Birthday again in style. It’s always a great occasion consisting of lots of different elements: street entertainment, dancing, bands playing, the big procession, a lunch party. … Continue reading

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Celebrating Shakespeare’s birthday in his own town

This weekend is the most important of the year for Stratford-upon-Avon. Shakespeare’s life and works are celebrated with a whole range of events, but the most important is the parade which this year takes place on Saturday morning, 20 April, … Continue reading

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There’s rosemary

It’s the official celebrations of Shakespeare’s Birthday here in Stratford-upon-Avon. For me, theĀ part of this ceremony that really mattersĀ is the laying of the flowers on Shakespeare’s grave. The simple ritual was initiated by the boys of his own school, which … Continue reading

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