Thanks to everyone who made the third Celebrating Shakespeare Day such a great success – organisers, performers and audience. Starting off in a packed St. Mary de Haura in the town centre, we were all treated to glorious Shakespearean songs and music and some very dramatic readings from many of his best-known plays.

The afternoon talks and workshops were also full to bursting, and very well received. Culminating in the annual Shakespeare feast, drama and ceilidh dancing, in a transformed Shoreham Centre hall with renaissance tatters, garlands, greenery and lights.

Moving on now to our next event, the Poemathon on Saturday 28 April in the Ropetackle arts centre foyer. There has been a huge response from poets to read their original work, back to back as a marathon of poetry, all in aid of the Unicef Rohingya child refugee appeal.

Please come along and support the poets, and you may also be able to squeeze in a poem or two if you are lucky. We are starting with children reading at 11.30am and then back to back poets until 4pm, hosted by Tess Jolly, Jackie Wills and Michaela Ridgeway.

Tickets are on sale for Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare on Coronation Green in a marquee by the River Adur, with Harveys Brewery providing the drinks stall and catering stalls from 5pm on Friday June 15 and from midday on Saturday June 16.

Other entertainment is also planned for the Saturday afternoon, but the main attraction will be Brighton Shakespeare's rumbustious performance of mistaken identity with all the comic potential that brings. Starting at 7pm each evening, this will be a great summers' evening entertainment in the marquee on the green.