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Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations

Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday in his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon

Celebrate William’s 460th birthday with special artist-led workshop on Henley Street honouring the wider impact of mothers

Join four multi-disciplinary female artists from Mothers Who Make Coventry for a series of free, hands-on workshops outside the front of Shakespeare’s Birthplace, as we explore the continued impact of the Women Who Made Shakespeare.

All the artists involved are from Warwickshire and are also mothers and child carers. They will be celebrating this special day by exploring and responding to the key women in young William’s life, including his mother, Mary Arden, through their own artistic practice.

The artists devising workshops are:

  • Ania Bas
  • Janet Tryner
  • Rosie Bolton
  • Natalie Zervou-Kerruish


Workshops will take place throughout the day and are designed as drop in sessions, so is no requirement to pre-book.

This event is free to attend, including all the artists workshops and suitable for all ages.

Part of our multi-year theme, The Women Who Made Shakespeare.


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Shakespeare By Women - A one-day public conference

On April 19 join an esteemed panel of academics for a one-day public conference - Shakespeare by Women, to explore the impact of women on the continued legacy of William Shakespeare at a special one-day conference in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon.

The conference will conclude with ‘The Shakespeare Birthday Lecture' (4-5pm).

19 April 2024, 10am to 4pm

Online, all day (includes Birthday Lecture): £20
In-person, all day: £30
The Shakespeare Birthday Lecture only: £10

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The One-Day Conference is taking place at The Shakespeare Institute, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HP.

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Pop-up Historiart Print Shop

@ Harvard House, 26 High Street Stratford-upon-Avon

10.30 am - 15:30 pm, 20 - 21 April 2024

Step into our Historiart Pop-up Print Shop at Harvard House on 20 and 21 April to explore a diverse collection of Shakespeare-inspired artwork prints, available for purchase.

From portraits of Shakespeare's Birthplace to illustrations inspired by his plays, each print is rich in vivid details, offering a unique opportunity to add both history and artistry to your space.

Don't miss out on this chance to explore distinctive prints celebrating Shakespeare and his birth town.

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