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Shakespeare & Me: Be Inspired, Full Programme

Part of the Winter Programme

Performances | Talks | Exhibitions

Exhibitions, talks and events to uncover Shakespeare’s influence on countless creative works, from sculpture to emojis.

Activities take place from 12pm-4pm, unless otherwise stated, and are included in general admission. So if you already have a valid pass you can come along for free!


Inspired by Shakespeare with Jill Berelowitz
SHAKESPEARE’S NEW PLACE, 9 FEBRUARY, 11am.  Booking required.
Sculptor Jill Berelowitz shares how Shakespeare inspired her to create His Mind's Eye, the artwork at the heart of Shakespeare's New Place. Jill is one of London's most innovative sculptors, known for her bronze and steel works.

Meet the Experts
SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE, 11 February, 10am - 4pm
Enjoy this unique opportunity to meet our expert collections team, showing rarely seen items from our archives.

Beneath the Visiting Moon
SHAKESPEARE’S NEW PLACE, 19 FEBRUARY, 6pm-8pm Booking required.
Visit Shakespeare's New Place after dark as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by star gazing in the Great Garden. Wrap up warm, bring along a blanket and a telescope, and await the arrival of this day's Full Super Moon. Shakespeare Aloud will also be on hand to perform soliloquies inspired by the cosmos.


Sweetmeats and Suckets
HALL’S CROFT, 16-24 FEBRUARY, 12pm - 4pm
Got a sweet tooth? Join us for an introduction to Jacobean sugar work and sweet foods.

Shakespeare in Emojis
Using emojis we will recreate your own version of a Shakespeare play in our puppet theatre.


From Africa to Outer Space: Shakespeare Aloud! Take You to the Movies!
Join our in-house acting troupe for a whistlestop look at Shakespeare's influence on the silver screen.

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