Shakespeare Week (14 to 20 March) is a national annual celebration introducing children to Shakespeare in a fun and exciting way. It also marks 400th anniversary of the Bard’s creative legacy.
Wokingham Borough’s libraries are looking forward to celebrating this alongside thousands of schools, families and organisations across the country. Local events include:
Rhymetime for the under fives
A Shakespeare Fairy Lullaby will be performed, courtesy of the CBeebies special version of A Midsummer’s Night Dream, during Rhymetimes at Wokingham Library on Wednesday 16 March at 11am; and at Finchampstead Library on Friday 18 March at 11am. Bring your child along if you wish dressed as a fairy or one of the woodland creatures.
Shakespeare Theatre Show – Twelfth Night
This is a Shakespeare show for all the family. This version of the play has been written in rhyme to catch children's attention. From comic pleads of love to a confusing mix of characters dressing as others, this play is designed to get children laughing the way Shakespeare intended. It costs £5 and places must be booked in advance: Wokingham Library on Wednesday 30 March from 2 to 3pm; Woodley Library on Monday 4 April from 2 to 3pm.
Shakespeare Play Reading Morning
A reading aloud from one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies, Twelfth Night, at Wokingham Library on Friday 29 April from 10am to noon.