Celebrating Shakespeare Saturday April 21st

Shoreham Wordfest will be celebrating Shakespeare again this year to mark his birthday on 23 April. We have a whole day of events planned for Saturday 21 April.

Saturday morning, 10.30 – 12.30: Songs, Sonnets, Soliloquies at St. Mary de Haura Church in the town centre. Actors, singers and musicians bring vividly to life the sounds Shakespeare and Elizabethan England. This is a free event, bring your family and friends.

2.00pm – 3.00pm: Sussex Life in Shakespeare's time in the Q.E. ll Room, The Shoreham Centre, Pond Road. Well-known local historian Chris Hare will give a talk on the loves, lives, trials, triumphs and disasters of Sussex people while Shakespeare was creating is world renowned plays. Tickets are £5.00

3.20pm – 4.30pm: Lovely Songs and Lively Sounds from Shakespeare and the Elizabethans. Again at the Q.E. ll Room, The Shoreham Centre, Emily Longhurst and 'Sounds and Sweet Airs' provide a great chance to learn and sing some of the joyous and rollicking songs of Shakespeare's time. Bring your children, family and friends! Tickets are £5.00, or £8.00 for both events.

Saturday evening finale, 7.30pm – 11.00pm: Shakespeare's Birthday Night Ceilidh in the Main Hall, The Shoreham Centre. A festive frolicsome Elizabethan ceilidh, celebrating the Bard in word, music and dance. Rustic Elizabethan Ploughman's meal, actors, musicians, plus the wonderful Kate's Kitchen Celidh Band and caller. Tickets are £14.00

Tickets are available on www.ticketsource.co.uk/shorehamwordfest
Tel: 07969 572317
On sale at Shoreham Artisans' market 24 March and Farmers' Market 14 April
And Shoreham Art Gallery, Brunswick Road, Shoreham-by-Sea T: 01273 272063

Shoreham Wordfest Poemathon Saturday 28 April

Shoreham Wordfest are organising a poetry marathon in aid of Rohingya refugees at Ropetackle Centre 11.30-4pm on Saturday 28 April. There will be non-stop poetry firstly featuring children and young people 11.30am -12.30pm and then poets of any age. Guests are welcome to drop in, enjoy the poetry with Ropetackle café providing lovely food and drink throughout. If you are interested in participating, please register a slot on the attached link.
To register Children and young people please email: tessjolly@yahoo.co.uk

We are raising funds during the event for the Unicef Rohingya refugee fund. If you wish to donate please click here:

Shakespeare on the Green

Brighton Shakespeare Company performing Comedy of Errors
Friday 15 and Saturday 16 June 7pm Doors open 6pm
Marquee, food and drink stalls
Tickets: £10 child/Student, £15 adult, £45 family of 4
Tickets from www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk

Shakespeare meets A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

A pair of shipwrecked twins (both called Antiphilus) and their servants (both called Dromio) are separated by a storm at sea. Both sets of twins wash up on the shores of rival cities where they live settled and contented lives. That is until one set of twins decides to find the other and lands in their hostile territory. Chaos ensues as unwitting friends, family and acquaintances confuse one set of twins with the other in a farce full of slapstick and silliness, set in a city of sorcery.