London (where else?) – Sip on a Shakespeare-themed cocktail and celebrate Shakespeare woz ere with fantastic modern interpretations in light, sound and performance.
4 & 5 March
6.45pm – 8.45pm (20-minute loop) last show commencing 8.15pm approx.
Guildhall Yard, London EC2V This event is FREE. Tickets are not required.
Following the success of the recent Magna Carta Son et Lumière, Guildhall Library and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama are hosting another spectacular light and sound production to celebrate the City’s connection to Shakespeare, on the 400th anniversary of his death. The historic façade of Guildhall will be brought to life with 3D projection mapping technology and a special music composition by the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
Complete your evening with a visit to Guildhall Art Gallery and the City of London Heritage Gallery (both open until 9pm) and enjoy a rare opportunity to view Shakespeare’s signature on his mortgage deed alongside Guildhall Library’s copy of the First Folio – considered one of the five best in the world.
Also on display will be Visscher’s 1616 engraving, one of the few visual records of the pre-Great Fire City – created the same year of Shakespeare’s death – alongside the original print will be artist Robin Reynolds’ newly unveiled version of modern London, arranged to fit the Visscher landscape. In Reynold’s drawing there are references to Shakespeare’s thirty-seven plays, three major poetic works, and the sonnets – see how many you can spot.
Top it off with a delicious Shakespeare-themed cocktail from the pop up bar and enjoy a memorable evening commemorating The Bard.
Ed. note These eShots are produced by the City of London offices for general information in a distribution not necessarily tourism oriented, but are often discovered by enterprising folks like us.