Following the success of the Fylde Coast’s first ever Shakespeare Festival we are delighted to announce that the 2016 Shakespeare Festival, to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death (April 23rd 2016), will take place between 2nd April and 5th May.
The festival brochure will be available at venues across Blackpool and the Fylde in the coming weeks, as well as an online version on this website.
About the Fylde Coast 2014 Shakespeare Festival
To mark the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth communities across the Fylde Coast came together to perform and read his plays and poems in a variety of venues. This first ever Fylde Coast Shakespeare Festival will took place on 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th April 2014.
The idea for the festival came from the then Deputy Mayor of Blackpool Councillor David Owen.
Cllr Owen said:
“William Shakespeare’s impact on the English language, our culture and the culture of the wider world is virtually unparalleled and I feel that a celebration of his life and works could be an enormously rewarding and educational experience.
I look forward to hearing from groups that want to get involved and I would urge people to seize this opportunity to do something special”.