Bankside was once home to the great William Shakespeare and saw him create some of his most famous works. This April will mark the playwright's 400th anniversary, so join us for a unique walk with local writer John Constable.
When Shakespeare came to Bankside it was a rowdy, violent, riverside pleasure-quarter. On this walk, we'll visit the sites of the famous playhouses - The Globe, The Rose, The Hope - set among bear-pits and brothels or 'stews'. At Winchester Palace we'll remember The Liberty of the Clink and learn why Shakespeare had a go at The Bishop for a 'Winchester Goose'.
Constable's popular Bankside walks reveal the human face of The Bard: where he (allegedly) attacked a man, where his brother was buried, where he and his fellow actors lived and worked and partied!
The walk vividly recreates their world with vignettes from their lives interspersed with scenes from the plays.
Meet: Riverside Walk by Bankside Pier (facing Shakespeare's Globe) at 12.45pm for a 1pm start. The walk will finish by 2pm.
Places are limited so please rsvp by Friday 22 April.
Mar 11 2016