William Shakespeares 400th Anniversary

2016 marks 400 years since Shakespeare’s death

By Katie, Great Academy Ashton

William Shakespeare was a famous playwright who lived from 1564-1616, he wrote about 38 plays, 154 sonnets and two long narrative poems. This year marks the 400th anniversary of William’s death. Most celebrations will be held in his home town, Stratford-upon-Avon and start on April 23rd.

Many celebrations and festivals are going to be taking place throughout this year and around the world different cities will be celebrating Shakespeare’s legacy by watching his most famous plays. Many people will be visiting William’s hometown, to maybe learn more about his history, look around his birthplace or pay respects at him grave at Holy Trinity Church.

The Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration parade is one of the many parades that will be taking place. The parade will accompanied by marching bands and locals making their way through the streets towards Holy Trinity Church.