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Events: Theatre, Entertainment and Festivals 



The Events
April 30 - May 1
Stratford Festival of Motoring
2017 Festival of Motoring Sunday 30th April and Bank Holiday Monday 1st May. Jaguar to be Featured Marque at the Stratford Festival of Motoring 2017 The 2017 Festival of Motoring will be held over the early May Bank Holiday Weekend as usual which for 2017 is the Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st May. The 2017 Festival will follow the same successful formula as the past 4 years with an organised run out into the countryside on both the Sunday and Monday morning with about 300 cars returning to park up on the town centre streets which will be closed to normal traffic.
May 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 31
RSC - Julius Caesar
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Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling in the corridors of power. Opening the Rome season, Angus Jackson (Oppenheimer, Don Quixote) directs Shakespeare’s epic and thrilling tragedy as the politics of spin and betrayal turn bloody and brutal.
May 1st
Warwick Races - Kids Carnival Day
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A fantastic day out for all the family with free children's entertainment A huge crowd is expected to descend on England’s best small jumps track for the Carnival opener, where a raft of free family focused entertainment and activities are planned including a local Mascot Race and appearances from kids favourite, Paw Patrols Chase! The perfect day out for youngsters.Opens 11:30, First race 13.30, Last race 17.00
May 3, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30
RSC - Antony and Cleopatra
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Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Iqbal Khan (Much Ado About Nothing, Othello) returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and power.
May 3rd, 7.30pm
Joe Longthorne
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This talented artist began his career over three decades ago with appearances on Junior Showtime, followed by a grounding on the tough Northern club circuit.
May 6th and 20th
Farmers Market
Stratford-upon-Avon Farmers’ Market is one of the best examples of its type in South Warwickshire. Each fortnight, the market features approx 30 traders selling a range of goods as well as craft stalls situated around the Historical American Fountain. 9am - 3pm
May 7th, 9am
Shakespeare Marathon and Half Marathon 2017
Whether you’re a newbie marathon runner or a more seasoned athlete looking for a personal best, The Shakespeare Marathon and Half Marathon offer runners much more than a great course, which is superbly marshalled and brilliantly organized. This is a chance to experience world famous Stratford-upon-Avon and to run amongst some of the most historical buildings in the the country and through miles of beautiful Warwickshire countryside. You’ll enjoy a mainly flat, fast course, starting in the centre of the town, opposite Shakespeare’s old school, taking in sights such as the River Avon, Holy Trinity Church (home to the grave of William Shakespeare) and the Royal Shakespeare Theatres. You’ll run through quintessential English villages, where chocolate box thatch roof cottages, hump back bridges and pretty dry stone walls are a joy to behold.
May 8th
Stratford Races
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May 10th, 7.30pm
All-Star Stand-Up Tour
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The All-Star Stand-Up Tour is back in 2017 with 3 more top comedians alongside returning compere Jarred Christmas. This year’s line-up includes Canadian one-liner king and star of ‘Mock The Week’ & ‘Live At The Apollo’ Stewart Francis, from ‘Phoenix Nights’ and ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats’ Justin Moorhouse and the BAFTA award winning Jim Tavare, as seen on ‘The Sketch Show’, three ‘Royal Variety Performances’ and in ‘Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban’.
May 13th
Warwick Races - Think Pink Warwick Ladies Night 
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3th May 2017 | 15:30 Warwick's most glamorous day out! Opens 15:30, First race 17.30, Last race 20.30 Read more at
Shakespeare's Cheese - with Alycia Smith Howard, in collaboration with Paxton and Whitfield
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Learn about food in Shakespeare’s plays and try some of the foods he mentions with Shakespeare scholar Alycia Smith Howard.
May 20th, 10am-5pm
The Faith of William Shakespeare
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Join us for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation to explore what that meant to Shakespeare and Stratford-upon-Avon.
May 21st
Stratford Races
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May 25th
Warwick Races - Proudly Warwick Meeting 
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Proudly Warwick Meeting 25th May 2017 | 12.10 Help celebrate Warwickshire with us! Opens 12.10, First race 14.10, Last race 17.35