Saturday 24 August

Date

Saturday 24 August

Time

11am - 9pm

Tickets

Free (but some events require advance booking)

Category

Community & Family
Workshops & Learning

Space

The Ditch

 

Discover Shoreditch in a whole new light with a free weekend festival celebrating its most famous local, William Shakespeare. Presented by The Theatre Courtyard Gallery.

All day on Saturday, families can enjoy a free day of Elizabethan ruff making, art workshops, music, dancing and sword fighting!

Other activities across the weekend include talks by Before Shakespeare, walking tours by Look Up London, music by David William Hughes, performance by The School of Night and Elizabethan yoga!

You can find out more about the whole weekend here

Full day's programme

Room of Ruffs
11am - 5pm
Servants Parlour, The Ditch
No booking necessary, drop in

Elizabethan Card Games
11am - 5pm
Pipe Room, The Ditch
No booking necessary, drop-in

Before Shakespeare: Rethinking London’s Earliest Playhouses
11:30am – 1pm
Rivington Room, The Ditch
Free entry, booking required

From Marchpane to Mutton: A Sniff of Shakespeare’s Time
1pm – 1.30pm
Rivington Room, The Ditch
Free entry, booking required

Shakespeare: A Ruff History
1.30pm - 2pm
Rivington Room, The Ditch
Free entry, booking required

Burbage V Brayne by The Dolphin’s Back
2pm - 3pm
The Ditch
Free entry, booking required

Sword Fighting Demonstration
3.15pm - 4.15pm
The Long Room, The Ditch
Drop in, no booking necessary

“Elizabethan”
5pm - 6pm
The Ditch
Free entry, booking required

Can you Cut a Caper? Elizabethan Dance Workshop with Sian Williams
6.30pm - 7.30pm
The Ditch
Drop in, no booking necessary

The School of Night: Creating a New Shakespearean Masterpiece on the Fly
8pm - 9pm
Rivington Room, The Ditch
Free entry, booking required

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