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A stunning 18th-century building – Newark Town Hall

Newark is an ancient market town in Nottinghamshire and taking pride of place in the town’s centre is the Georgian Town Hall, built by John Carr (1723 – 1807) in 1774, using pale grey Mansfield stone. John Carr by Sir William BeecheyCarr gained...
From: All Things Georgian on 12 Sep 2018

Finding Shakespeare Blog Round-up: September 2017

Take a look at the latest blog posts from the collections team at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Sharing Shakespeare Souvenirs: The Postcards (1 September) Postcards have long provided affordable souvenirs and offer a fascinating record of change...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 1 Oct 2017

Finding Shakespeare Blog Round-up: August 2017

Take a look at the latest blog posts from the collections team at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Shakespeare in Swiss German (1 August) On the occasion of the Swiss National Holiday, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust period interpreter Paul Avery explores...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 1 Sep 2017

Countdown Day 10: A sneak preview!

We’re nearly there!  Come along on Saturday 10th or Sunday 11th between 10am and 4pm to see our pop-up exhibition in the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Shakespeare Centre.  Call in for as long (or short) a visit as you’d like.  We...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 9 Sep 2016

Heritage Open Days 2016

Thursday 8-Sunday 11 September are once again the annual Heritage Open Days when historic venues open their doors to the public, free of charge. Sometimes they put on special events in spaces that open regularly, but the real pleasure of the weekend is...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 8 Sep 2016

Countdown Day 8: Flowers and Love

Today we turn our thoughts to love…And to flowers.  Flowers and love seem to be interconnected throughout history.  Roses in particular have romantic associations going back to classical mythology.  The red rose was considered to...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 7 Sep 2016

Countdown Day 7: Curing ‘swimming in the head’, plague and other ailments

Today’s blog brings us to recipes to cure particular ailments, often using plants and herbs available in the garden.  This little book entitled: A Rich Storehouse OR Treasurie for the Diseased  WHEREIN ARE MANY Approved Medicines...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 6 Sep 2016

Countdown Day 6: Outlandish Plants from Foreign Parts (II)

  Today we turn our thoughts to ‘outlandish’, yet slightly more familiar plants than those featured in yesterday’s blog.  Yesterday we saw the ‘fruity lamb tree’, featured in Parkinson’s Paradisi in Sole Paradisus,...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 5 Sep 2016

Countdown Day 5: Lambs on stalks and geese on trees!

This blog is by Alex Mills, one of our Casual Reading Room Services Assistants.  Have you ever seen a sheep growing on a stalk? No? Dubious about the existence of such a plant-animal? You’d do well to consult the intrepid medieval explorer...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 4 Sep 2016

Countdown Day 4: Houseplants in Shakespeare’s Day

Day 4 of the Heritage Open Day countdown is all about houseplants in Shakespeare’s day and the world of Tudor floral decoration. Today’s blog is by Billie Thomas. When looking at the use of house plants in Tudor Britain, I was surprised by...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 3 Sep 2016

Countdown Day 3: Spikenards and Skirrets and what to do with them!

Taking a walk in a Tudor garden might throw up some surprises for the modern visitor. Can you tell spikenard from skirret? And do you know what to use them for? Today’s blog is by Helen Clifford, one of our Casual Reader Services Assistants. Spikenard,...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 2 Sep 2016

Countdown Day 2: Why blue flowers should be avoided

A blog by Billie Thomas, one of our Casual Reading Room Services Assistants. Day 2 of our Heritage Open Day countdown will tell you all you need to know about the dangers of blue flowers according to those superstitious Tudors! Across England blue was...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 1 Sep 2016

Countdown Day 1: How to keep a silkworm!

Here we are on Day 1 of our Heritage Open Days Countdown and today’s topic is the keeping of silkworms. We have a wonderful little book in our collections called “Instructions for the increasing of Mulberie Trees, and the breeding of Silke-wormes,...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 31 Aug 2016

10 Surprising things we’ve learnt: Heritage Open Days preparation

Heritage Open Days is nearly here and we hope you will be able to join us on September 10th or 11th for our pop-up exhibition in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, here at the Shakespeare Centre.  This year we are looking at the theme of “Gardens and...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 24 Aug 2016

National Gardening Week and a sneak preview of Heritage Open Days 2016

This week is National Gardening Week!  We’d like to take this opportunity to give you a sneak preview of our plans for Heritage Open Days later this year.  As usual we will be opening our doors on the second weekend of September (Saturday...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 13 Apr 2016

15 in the Reading Room!

The big 2016 is nearly upon us and we are preparing to celebrate this big anniversary year! However, we could not let 2015 slip away without taking a look back at some of the frankly bizarre photographs we have taken of various events this year…...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 31 Dec 2015

Heritage Open Days and Beyond…

Heritage Open Days 2015 The theme of our Heritage Open Days 2015 event was “Do something different”, so we decided to stage our biggest pop-up exhibition to date as a change from our usual strongroom or building tours.  In recent years,...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 23 Sep 2015

The Battle of Waterloo: a Shakespeare connection

William Sadler’s painting of the Battle of Waterloo 2015 is a good year for centenaries. 800 years on, Magna Carta is probably the most important of these, and towards the end of October we’ll be celebrating 600 years since the great victory...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Sep 2015

Heritage Open Weekend 2015

It’s Heritage Open Weekend again and that means free or special access to some of our precious cultural history. In some places the weekend started as early as Thursday 10 September, but most events will be taking place over Saturday and Sunday...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 Sep 2015

The story of Bridge Street

Today’s post is another guest blog by Miranda K. Gleaves, who has been helping us prepare for Heritage Open Days. I have recently been researching the history of Bridge Street in order to create a display for Heritage Open Days. It’s a lot...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 26 Aug 2015

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