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Shakespeare’s Singing Advent Calendar – December 11th

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Today’s door opens to reveal actor Martin Smith singing a song from William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost. The lyrics to ‘When Icicles Hang by the wall’ – sometimes known as ‘Winter’s Song’ – are perfect for these cold December mornings. This performance is filmed at Shakespeare’s Birthplace and we hope it brings you some warming […]

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Five year old Ava loves Romeo and Juliet

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Five year old Ava from London visited Shakespeare’s Birthplace with her parents and came dressed for the occasion.  She loves Romeo and Juliet and has the outfit to prove it.  Everyone enjoyed seeing a mini Juliet walk through the house where William Shakespeare grew up.

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Volunteering at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust – Stephen’s story

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Last week was National Volunteers’ Week and we seized the opportunity to celebrate the wonderful contribution made by volunteers across the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. The skills and experience our volunteers bring to the Trust are rich and varied and each one of them has a unique story to tell.  Stephen is a volunteer guide at […]

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A date with Shakespeare

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Last week it was National Volunteers’  Week and we seized the opportunity to celebrate the wonderful contribution made by volunteers across the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. The skills and experience our volunteers bring to the Trust are rich and varied and each one of them has a unique story to tell.   Rano is a volunteer […]

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Volunteering at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust – Maureen’s story

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It’s National Volunteers’ Week and we’ve seized the opportunity to celebrate the wonderful contribution made by volunteers across the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. The skills and experience our volunteers bring to the Trust are rich and varied and each one of them has a unique story to tell.  We hope this week’s blogs go some way […]

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Volunteering at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust – Brian’s story

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It’s National Volunteers’ Week and we’ve seized the opportunity to celebrate the wonderful contribution made by volunteers across the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. The skills and experience our volunteers bring to the Trust are rich and varied and each one of them has a unique story to tell.  We hope this week’s blogs go some way […]

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Volunteering at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust – Jan’s story

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It’s National Volunteers’ Week and we’ve seized the opportunity to celebrate the wonderful contribution made by volunteers across the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. The skills and experience our volunteers bring to the Trust are rich and varied and each one of them has a unique story to tell.  We hope this week’s blogs go some way […]

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Volunteering at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust – John’s story

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It’s National Volunteers’ Week and we’ve seized the opportunity to celebrate the wonderful contribution made by volunteers across the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. The skills and experience our volunteers bring to the Trust are rich and varied and each one of them has a unique story to tell.  We hope this week’s blogs go some way […]

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Happy Birthday Shakespeare from some temporary Tudors

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On William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, visitors to his Birthplace had the chance to dress up as if it was still the sixteenth century.  These young people from Manchester transformed themselves into temporary Tudors and brought the garden alive with their energy,wit and enthusiasm.   It was great to meet them.

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“Shakespeare must be so proud to share a birthday with my aunt!”

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If you share a birthday with William Shakespeare there’s only one place to be on April 23rd and that’s here in the house where he was born on Henley Street  in Stratford upon Avon.  ”Shakespeare must be so proud to share a birthday with my aunt!” said Campbell McKegg from New Zealand when he and […]