William Shakespeare’s last will and testament is coming back to Stratford-upon-Avon for the very first time since it was written in 1616.Read the full story ›
Councillors in Stratford have approved plans to erect a big wheel in the town.Read the full story ›
One of the most important original documents relating to William Shakespeare is set to return to his hometown for the very first time.Read the full story ›
Right Royal Party: Sat 14th May (Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, Stratford-upon-Avon)
To coincide with Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday party at Windsor Castle this weekend, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust are putting on their own celebrations this weekend.
Visitors can enjoy the jazz corner in the gardens of Anne Hathaway's Cottage with 1920s music, traditional English games including a three-legged race and egg and spoon race.
There’ll be royal themed crafts in the family activities marquee as well as food from the BBQ.
"We hope many families will come and join us for this very special garden party to commemorate Her Majesty, The Queen's 90th birthday.
There will be events and activities for all ages to enjoy; period costume is very much encouraged!"
For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.shakespeare.org.uk
Huge crowds have gathered on the streets of Stratford-upon-Avon to watch a special Shakespeare birthday parade on the 400th anniversary of his death.
ITV News reporter Ben Chapman tweeted these photos of the parade:
Thousands are expected to turn out on the streets of Stratford-upon-Avon for a special 'Shakespeare 400' birthday parade.Read the full story ›
As part of a three month festival celebrating the legacy of William Shakespeare, people can see the first copy of his work at the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick, today. It dates from 1623.
Alongside it will be a first edition of the King James Bible (1611), on loan from Cambridge University.
The exhibition runs until the end of June.
The power of William Shakespeare's writing is to be honoured with a special set of stamps marking the 400th anniversary of his death.Read the full story ›
Christopher McNerlin was bitten after he helped crew deal with a violent passenger.Read the full story ›
Experts found a disturbance at the head-end of the Bard's grave, corroborating a century-old story that his skull was stolen.Read the full story ›