In celebration of World Autism Awareness Week we are offering an opportunity to enjoy a relaxed visit at Shakespeare's New Place where you can discover the site of Shakespeare's final home at your own pace. Imagine a visit without the stress of crowds where you can walk in Shakespeare's footsteps and enjoy the site at a quieter time. Discover the unique Shakespeare inspired sculptures in the beautiful gardens, uncover the story behind why the houses was demolished and talk to our friendly staff who are there to welcome you and help you get the most from your visit.This event is free but booking is essential. Pre-visit information will be sent out to those after booking to inform you of any further details.
Sasha Dugdale and Krystyna Dąbrowska in conversation. Two women poets, both translators, from Poland and the UK read their work and discuss what it means to be writing here and now, and why translating other poets is an act of reconciliation in these fractured times.
'War Girls' is a commemoration and celebration of the remarkable, often deeply moving and largely unsung experiences of women in the First World War. Compiled and read by Ruth Sillers.
Join award winning poet Alice Oswald for a magical reading reflecting the music of nature. Alice studied Classics at Oxford and then trained as a gardener before becoming a professional poet. Her new collection, “Falling Awake” was published by Jonathan Cape in July 2016, was the winner of the Costa Poetry Award 2016. In June 2017 she was awarded the International Griffin Poetry Prize 2017.
Come and celebrate midsummer’s day with a traditional bonfire in the beautiful grounds of Anne Hathaway's Cottage - there will besongs and poems and a very special atmosphere. Bring a picnic blanket - refreshments will be available (additional charges apply).