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Folio Follies – roaming bards, fun activities and magic potions – celebrating shakespeare
Join us in celebrating Shakespeare (a local boy who made it big in London, in case you didnt know) in the Gardens.
A day where you might find a Bard lurking in the Lower Wilderness, just waiting for you to listen to their latest scribblings, or encounter an actor pining in the Music Room from love of Juliet ..
There’ll be some drop in, free activities for anyone to join in, a poetry trail and dont forget the magic potion workshop for the tinies (pre bookable only)
No extra charge. Garden Entry Fees apply
Solihull is celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of Shakespeare’s first folio in 1623.
About The First Folio
Shakespeare’s First Folio, published in 1623, is an extraordinary book. The First Folio is the first published collection of Shakespeare’s plays, produced seven years after his death. Its title is Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories & Tragedies, and it groups his plays into those categories—comedies, histories, and tragedies—for the first time.
About half of Shakespeare’s plays had never previously appeared in print before. Without the First Folio, 18 plays might have been lost forever, including As You Like It, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, The Tempest, and many more!
NB dont forget our Openair Theatre production of Taming of the Shrew Sunday 2nd at 5pm .. .see event calendar £12