Earlier this year we saw a big Shakespeare festival
, but the Bard is never out of fashion, and there are several Shakespeare events scheduled for the British Museum
, including one that has been running from July and will continue until November 25, Shakespeare: staging the world
. Part of the World Shakespeare Festival
, entry is £14, but many events are free. These include:
Goya and the viewer's eye
on November 8 at 1.15pm - free but booking advised.
The material culture of Scottish witchcraft in Shakespeare's time
on November 24 at 1.15pm - free but booking advised.
Saturnalia and the origins of Christmas
on December 7 at 1.15pm - free but booking advised.
...the life of Katharine Woolley
on November 8 at 6pm - free but booking essential.
And Music and readings from Renaissance and 'Golden Age' Spain
on November 16 at 6.30pm - free but limited seating available.
Finally, not only is Halloween fast approaching but so is Guy Fawkes Night, an event of special significance to Englishmen, because on November 5, 1605, Mr Fawkes was apprehended in the cellars of the English Parliament (as it was then) with 36 barrels of gunpowder. How did he get there, and what happened to him afterwards? You probably know, but on Saturday, November 10 from 2pm to 7pm there will be drawings, crafts and re-enactments of his life. According to the Museum's guide, entry will be:" Young Friends £12, guests £15, adults free, 200 child/adult places".