Shakespeare celebrations drop anchor in Warwick - The Leamington Observer

Shakespeare celebrations drop anchor in Warwick

Leamington Editorial 26th Sep, 2023   0

CELEBRATIONS for the 400th anniversary of the publication of Shakespeare’s First Folio are dropping anchor in Warwick.

A family festival will take place at The Satisford Canal Arm on Saturday (September 30) and will include Tudor music, scenes performed from famous plays including Romeo and Juliet and even a chance to have a go at stage combat.

There will also be free crafts and Warwickshire County Council’s mobile libraries will be onsite for visitors to explore, borrow books and share tales of their favourite Shakespearian characters, stories and poetry.

Warwickshire Libraries and Saltisford Canal Trust have teamed up to create the free event that also marks the 40th year since the Saltisford restoration project brought the historic Warwickshire waterway back to life.

Food and drink will be available to purchase on the day, and free parking will be available at the Saltisford Canal Trust car park.

The Saltisford Canal Arm sits close to Warwick town centre, and is less than ten miles away from Stratford where Shakespeare was born.

After years of decline, the Saltisford Canal Trust launched an ambitious restoration of the Arm in 1982. Thanks to thousands of volunteer hours, grant funding and community support, the waterway was officially re-opened in 1983.

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