Earlier in 2015, the Trust held is first “Dragons Den” event, in which members of staff could pitch for up to £1000 from the Friends of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust for a project that they would like to work on. Some fantastic projects have come out of it including our first Fun Palaces weekend and conservation of one of our First Folios.
Another Dragons Den funded project is Let’s Talk Shakespeare, pitched for by Jennifer Reid, Collections Development Officer at the SBT. When Jennifer joined the SBT in 2014, she began to notice how the simplest questions about Shakespeare’s life could lead to the most interesting conversations. So for six months she travelled around talking both to colleagues at the SBT and other friends such as Michael Dobson, Director of the Shakespeare Institute, Greg Doran, Artistic Director of the RSC and Ben Crystal, actor, writer and producer.
The result is a series of ten fun and informal free podcasts each beginning with a frequently asked question and going on to explore the answer from a variety of different angles.
Find out more about our Let's Talk Shakespeare podcasts.