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Weekend Picks: Shakespeare's Street Party

Shakespeare's Street Party: 2nd January (Stratford-upon-Avon)

A street party and lightshow will celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare's legacy this weekend Credit: Stewart Writtle

A street party and lightshow celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare's legacy will take place this weekend at Shakespeare Birthplace Centre in Stratford. The event organised by Shakespeare Birthplace will feature live music from local bands and musicians, activities for all the family, street entertainers and food stalls.

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Weekend Picks: Overnight ghost hunt in Stratford-upon-Avon

History tour, ghost hunt workshop and vigils in Stratford-upon-Avon this weekend. Credit: UK Ghost Nights

Join the ghost night this Saturday where you’ll be able to take part in a history tour, ghost hunt workshop, vigils using the latest ghost hunting technology and traditional methods such as spirit boards, table tipping and glass moving.

The building dates back to the 1400's and over the years there have been many reports of paranormal activity.

Note the event is for over 18s only.

See more here: UK Ghost Night


Weekend Picks: Shakespeare Fun Palace

Shakespeare Fun Palace Credit: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

This weekend families are invited to go back in time and enjoy Shakespeare inspired events as you’ll get a glimpse of what 16th century England was like.

There’ll be lots for children to enjoy from dance and music workshops, dressing up, quill writing or even listen to speeches from legendary Shakespeare plays. The fun palace is open to all ages and entry is free.

See more at the Shakespeare Fun Palace

We’re thrilled to bring the Fun Palaces project to Stratford-upon-Avon this year where local people can come along and take part in a huge variety of creative and science-related activities, with a Shakespearian twist!

There really is something for everyone and we hope that people will come along and be part of this wonderful celebration of creativity and community.

– Dr Anjna Chouhan, Shakespeare Fun Palace team

Pedestrian hit by car and seriously injured

The car after the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A man has suffered suspected back, head and pelvic injuries after a car crashed into him as he walked in Warwickshire this morning.

It happened on Warwick Road in Stratford at 9.35am.

The pedestrian - a man in his fifties - was immobilised and given pain relief and then flown to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. Doctors there were alerted about the severity of his injuries.

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