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A day of live performances, crafts and cake!
From 12 noon: Community Dance Performance
A collective of local and regional community groups will perform a mass-movement dance piece for Shakespeare's Birthday celebrations. This dance performance, which includes traditional and contemporary styles, takes inspiration from the 250th anniversary of David Garrick's Shakespeare Jubilee of 1769, and his vision of the Stratford community crossing divides and coming together to celebrate Shakespeare's enduring legacy.
10.15am - 12.00pm: Birthday Parade
Follow the colourful parade through Shakespeare’s hometown - look out for flags from all over the world and even an appearance from the man himself!
12.00 - 4.00pm: Knights & Nymphs Children’s Garden Party
The annual Knights and Nymphs children's garden party is a must for those ready to celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday in style. Dress up as a Knight or a Nymph, have your face painted, enjoy garden games, or tuck into the delicious Tudor-inspired BBQ, there’s plenty of fun for all the family. Free entry to the gardens.
Shakespeare’s Family Homes
9.00am - 5.00pm: Cake for all
Enjoy a free slice of Shakespeare's birthday cake at one of his five family homes (while stocks last!).
Free entry to Shakespeare’s Family Homes on Saturday 27 April & Sunday 28 April for all CV37 residents (with proof of address).
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