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Shakespeares Birthday Celebrations

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April 22
Stratford-upon-Avon will be full of festivities and entertainment on 23rd April as the town celebrates Shakespeare’s 452nd birthday and 400 years of his legacy. Stratford’s tradition of the birthday celebrations dates back to 1827, bringing together residents and visitors with people from the worlds of diplomacy, theatre, literature and academia in a vibrant mix of pageantry and performance. The town is planning an extra special celebration for this anniversary year, one of the highlights will be a traditional New Orleans jazz procession. As well as the birthday parade, visitors can enjoy a fabulous day of free events and entertainment throughout the town centre, jointly organised by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Royal Shakespeare Company. From live music and cultural dances, to street theatre and acting workshops – there’s plenty of fun for the whole family. For more information, visit