Plan’s for Stratford-upon-Avon’s Birthday Celebrations (Shakespeare’s 453rd) are well advanced, with the traditional Birthday Parade on the morning of Saturday 22 April and entertainments and activities around the town all day. Information can be found at www.shakespearescelebrations.com.
The Shakespeare Club will be taking part in the floral procession as usual, and will be visible at a number of other events. We are currently putting together a pop-up display on the history of the Celebrations originated by the Club in the 1820s, which will be seen at The Birthday Luncheon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and, before the day itself, at the Slaughterhouse where we will also be giving an archive talk for Escape Arts on 20 April. In addition we will have a bookstall in order to sell our book, The Story of the Shakespeare Club of Stratford-upon-Avon 1824-2016: Long Life to the Club call’d “Shakspearean” at the Bardsnight event on 21 April and at Stratford Literary Festival on 23 April, both at Stratford ArtsHouse.