Commemorate the death of world-renowned dramatist, William Shakespeare and discover the city he made his home.
Shakespeare’s workplace, the city in which he spent the greatest part of his life, was London. 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death and a connected series of public performances, programmes, exhibitions and creative activities in the City will commemorate the legacy of Shakespeare during this quarter centenary anniversary.
From 9 January - 31 March, 2016 the City of London Heritage Gallery will commemorate the milestone with a display featuring a deed with Shakespeare’s signature, alongside Guildhall Library’s copy of the First Folio, considered one of the five best in the world.
You can also discover the many fascinating traces of Shakespeare's life and legacy with a self-guided walking tour, Shakespeare's London, available from the City Information Centre.
The Barbican will also be host to a range of performances to commemorate Shakespeare 400 including The Shadow King (22 June - 2 July 2016) and Kings of War (22 April - 1 May 2016).
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