Stratford upon Avon
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Events: Shakespeare Week
14 – 20 March 2016
Shakespeare Week is a nationwide annual celebration giving 1.5 million primary school children a great first encounter with Shakespeare – his characters, stories and language. Co-ordinated by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Shakespeare Week 2016 promises to be an exciting year of special programmes and events, kicking-off with the first-ever virtual school trip to Shakespeare’s Birthplace, hosted by children for children. Other highlights include: free Passport to Shakespeare packed with fun activities and challenges illustrated by Marcia Williams; a children’s poll to vote for a Shakespeare play they would most like to see, brought to life by actors and beamed into classrooms; families and home educators can also join in the fun with a whole host of Shakespeare-themed activities and events at the Shakespeare houses, public libraries and cultural attractions available throughout the week.
See www.shakespeareweek.org.uk for more information.
Monday 14th March See website
Tuesday 15th March See website
Wednesday 16th March See website
Thursday 17th March See website
Friday 18th March See website
Saturday 19th March See website
Sunday 20th March See website
Contact information and location
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Events:Shakespeare Week
Tel: +44 (0)1789 2040
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Dudley Castle Abseil 2016
Dudley Zoo and Castle.
19- 20 March 2016
Website : https://www.stroke.org.uk/events/sporting-fundraising/dudley-castle-abseil-2016
We are thrilled to host the Dudley Castle Abseil Event on the 19th and 20th of March 2016
We are thrilled to host the Dudley Castle Abseil Event on the 19th and 20th of March 2016.
Dare you abseil 100-ft down Dudley Castle’s medieval walls?
Ascend the spiral staircase that leads you to the castle towers, then scale 100ft down these historic walls above silent cannons, with an amazing views of the zoo and its exotic inhabitants.
Not only do you get to take on this thrilling adrenaline fuelled challenge, but you can also spend a fantastic day with family and friends who benefit from a special reduced entry fee into the castle and zoo!
They can keep the Meerkats company while watching your brave decent!
Simply pledge to raise £100 sponsorship to take on this exhilarating challenge, plus have a day at the zoo! Scroll down to book your place…
• Saturday 19th March 2016
Until Sunday 20th March 2016
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Events:May Day at Mary Arden’s Farm
30 April – 2 May 2016
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has a long and famous tradition of welcoming visitors from across the globe to Stratford-upon-Avon, on a personal journey to discover where Shakespeare lived and his legacy continues. We care for the world’s greatest Shakespeare heritage sites – the five beautifully preserved homes and gardens directly linked to Shakespeare and his family in Stratford-upon-Avon. Their fascinating stories have been attracting visitors from all over the world for centuries. Today, a tour of these houses takes you on a natural journey through Shakespeare’s life from his birth at the house on Henley Street, to his mature family home and eventual death at New Place, and onto his final resting place at Holy Trinity Church across the town.
Celebrate the early May bank holiday weekend at Mary Arden’s Farm – once the childhood home of Shakespeare’s mother and now a working Tudor farm complete with rare breed animals falconry displays, ferrets and have a go archery. The farm will be decorated with beautiful May blossom, ready for the traditional May Day parade to bring in the Maypole. Watch the Tudor residents prepare the May Day feast, join in with Tudor dancing and get hands-on with craft activities.
Saturday 30th April See website
Sunday 1st May See website
Monday 2nd May See website
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Events:Woolly Week at Mary Arden’s Farm
28 – 30 May 2016
It’s Woolly Week at Mary Arden’s Farm with traditional sheep shearing and craft demonstrations daily.
Saturday 28th May See website
Sunday 29th May See website
Monday 30th May See website
Tuesday 31st May See website
Stratford River Festival
2nd- 3rd July 2016.
Hello and welcome to the eighth Stratford River Festival. As every year, the two-day FREE celebration for all the family is organised by Stratforward, the town’s Business Improvement District, which represents nearly 465 shops, cafes, restaurants and other businesses.
Since it was established the Stratford River Festival has grown to become one of the region’s leading free festivals. 2015 was a record breaking year bringing nearly 60,000 revellers into the beautiful town of Stratford-upon-Avon.
For two whole days every summer the riverside comes alive and 2016’s event will feature more free events and activities than ever before, whilst also welcoming back a host of old favourites by popular demand.
Saturday 2nd July 10am
Sunday 3rd July 10am
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Events:Big Picnic at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage Big Picnic at Anne Hathaways Cottage
23rd July 2016
Pack up your picnic basket and join us in the beautiful gardens at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. With free musical entertainment and activities for all the family, this is the perfect excuse to venture outside and enjoy our gardens at their very best.
Saturday 23rd July TBC
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Events:WORLD SHAKESPEARE CONGRESS
31st July – 6th August 2016
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, headquarters of the International Shakespeare Association will co-host the 10th World Shakespeare Congress, based in not just one but two locations: in Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, and in the city where he made his name – London. Celebrating Shakespeare’s memory and the global legacy of his works, this unique quartercentenary congress brings together over 1,000 academics, researchers and artistic practitioners in the greatest gathering of Shakespearians anywhere in the world.
More information at www.wsc2016.info
Sunday 31st July See website
Monday 1st August See website
Tuesday 2nd August See website
Wednesday 3rd August See website
Thursday 4th August See website
Friday 5th August See website
Saturday 6th August See website
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Events:The 63rd STRATFORD-UPON-AVON POETRY FESTIVAL
22nd – 25 September 2016
The UK’s longest running poetry festival returns to Stratford-upon-Avon this summer with an exciting line-up of readings, performances and workshops, mixing the talents of inspirational and award-winning poets with actors and musicians. Check back on www.shakespeare.org.uk for more information.
Thursday 22nd September TBC
Friday 23rd September TBC
Saturday 24th September TBC
Sunday 25th September TBC
Come and join in with apple-themed games and cooking displays for the whole family as we celebrate the end of the harvest at our Michaelmas fair.
Sunday 25th September TBC