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Autism Friendly Evening

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.

27/03/2018 17:30
What's it all about then? Macbeth
Ever wondered what makes this play so popular? Ever wondered if it has any relevance today?  Come along and find out more about the play and the questions it raises.   An introduction to Shakespeare, designed for everyone.
14/04/2018 17:30
Jane Lapotaire: The 2018 Shakespeare Birthday Lecture
We are delighted that this year's Pragnell Prize winner, the distinguished Shakespearian, Jane Lapotaire, will be this year's speaker. She will be in conversation with SBT’s Head of Research, Dr Paul Edmondson, about her career and what Shakespeare means to her. This event is co-hosted with the University of Birmingham
20/04/2018 16:00
Life on a Tudor Farm
Join our resident Tudor Sharon Lippett as she tells us tales from Mary Arden's farm. Every day on the Farm the Tudor team live like Tudors, cooking traditional foods and wearing Tudor clothes. Find out first hand what it’s like to live like a Tudor... 
12/05/2018 17:30
Photography Skills
Join professional photographer Andrew Page as he shows you how to get the best from the world famous Anne Hathaway's cottage. Bring your camera for exclusive private access after hours and either take your own photos or follow Andrew's guidance for the best shots of the most photographed cottage in Britain.
09/06/2018 17:30
Washed, With Such a Peace

 "Washed, with such a Peace": Poetry for Reconciliation. Inspired by the final words printed in the First Folio (the end of Cymbeline), this recital will include poetry from all periods about peace and reconciliation.

17/06/2018 19:00
Sasha Dugdale and Krystyna Dabrowska in Conversation

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.

19/06/2018 19:00
War Girls

'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.

20/06/2018 12:00
Alice Oswold: Music of Nature

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.

21/06/2018 19:00
An Evening with Tony Harrison
Tony Harrison is one of the most distinguished and important poets of his generation: controversial, working-class, and scholarly. His poetry cries out to be read aloud. He will be reading from his poetry and talking about his art and life.
22/06/2018 19:00
A Midsummer Night's Dream at Anne Hathaways' Cottage

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).

23/06/2018 19:30
Shakespeare's Ale
Bob Yeats from Tunnel Brewery will present a collection of hand-crafted ales for tasting.  A mixture of popular craft ales, Traditional Beers and a Mulberry Ale made from Mulberries from the famous Mulberry trees as Shakespeare’s New Place.
14/07/2018 17:30
Hands-On Evening
Come and have a go at all the things usually reserved for children in a special evening just for adults. Activities include making a wax seal, writing with a quill pen and making puppets.
11/08/2018 17:30
Sex & The Tudors
Sex and the Tudors, a lecture given by Tutbury Castle curator, Lesley Smith, is a tumble through the sexual exploits of the Tudors. Contraception, conception, prostitution and gay sex feature in this engaging and highly entertaining lecture. Not suitable for those who shock easily or have a nervous disposition!
08/09/2018 17:30
The Power of Words
As part of our peace and reconciliation programme The Very Reverand John Whitcombe - Dean of Coventry cathedral talks about how the moving story from Coventry cathedral has helped shape communities locally and across the world, encouraging them in healing the wounds of history; learning to live with difference and celebrating diversity; building a culture of peace.
13/10/2018 17:30
Corsets and Codpieces
Join our resident costume expert Nic Fulcher as he takes us on a journey into the intimate world of Tudor fashion and shows us what was going on under the velvet gowns.
10/11/2018 17:30
Calligraphy for Christmas
Embrace your crafty side and make a beautiful Christmas card design with professional Calligrapher Denise Hagon.  In this workshop you will learn to write the Gothic script in the traditional way with dip pens and ink on a choice of gorgeous papers. Beginners welcome.
08/12/2018 17:30