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The Old Vic at

11 May 2018

The Old Vic, London 11 May 2018 is the 200th anniversary of the opening of one of the most important theatres in the UK, known as the Old Vic. It was originally named the Royal Coburg...

Shakespeare’s spring

5 May 2018

Bluebells One of the greatest pleasures of spring in England is watching life returning over weeks or even months, beginning in gardens and parks with the blooming of snowdrops, moving...

Roger Howells remembered

26 April 2018

Roger Howells Monday 23 April 2018 was the 402nd anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. By coincidence it was also the day that a very special man, a great Shakespearean and man...

Living statues and literary pageants: Shakespeare’s Birthday 2018

19 April 2018

Mr Shakespeare ready for the 2018 celebrations This weekend Shakespeare’s 454th birthday will be celebrated in the town of his birth, as it has been for nearly two centuries....