1623, Shakespeare Institute and Being Human Festival present

Being Human in King Lear © PictographikBeing Human in King Lear

Monday 17 November 2014
5-6.30pm at the University of Birmingham

A panel discussion as part of the Being Human Festival

"Speak what we feel"
: King Lear

What insights does Shakespeare offer us in King Lear on what it means to be human? 

Dr Erin Sullivan from the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-on-Avon talks to our artistic director Ben Spiller and creative producer Christopher Lydon about our recent project that explored King Lear in the context of dementia

Free admission
No booking required

For more details on our Lear/dementia project, click here
To visit the Being Human Festival website, click here



1623 and QUAD present

Shakespearean Spectre © 1623Shakespeare Night SHAKESPEAREAN SPECTRE

6.30-8.30pm at QUAD, Cathedral Quarter, Derby

A ghostly experience inspired by Shakespeare

"O horrible, horrible, most horrible"
: Hamlet

Become the ghost in Hamlet through animation and projection with QUAD digital participation curator John Whall

As you speak the words of the ghost that describe his horrific and untimely death, witness the physical effects of the poison coursing through his veins

This session of Shakespeare Night, inspired by the QUAD season theme of the supernatural, is the final one at QUAD before we relaunch our public participatory workshops at Derby Theatre in 2015

Tickets are £3 per person
To book, call QUAD Box Office on 01332 290606
Online booking available soon

To join the Shakespeare Night group on Facebook, click here
For photos from previous Shakespeare Night sessions, click here



1623, Holy Smokes and Derby Museums present

Shakespearean insult © 1623Shakespeare Games Room

Friday 5 December 2014
9-10pm at Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Play a unique collection of games inspired by Shakespeare

"Thou art gamesome"
: The Taming of the Shrew

Enter the home of Joseph Wright's dramatic painting of Romeo and Juliet as part of the History Machine event powered by Holy Smokes music and art collective.

Find out whether you're in Team Montague or Team Capulet, hurl Shakespearean insults, pin the tail on Bottom the donkey, watch an animation in Winter's Tale Corner and pass the bardy parcel to win an exciting prize.

Free admission
No booking required

For the Holy Smokes event on Facebook, click here
For our Facebook page, click here



1623 and Embrace Arts present

King Lear © RSCShakespeare and Leicester

Saturday 31 January 2015
10am to 5pm at Embrace Arts, Leicester

A one-day public workshop on Richard III and King Lear

"Safe in Leicester town"
: Richard III

Take a closer look at two of Shakespeare's plays that dramatise Richard III and Lear, two kings who met their fate in Leicester

We'll explore the historical sources on which Shakespeare based his plays, as well as how he reworked them to maximise the dramatic impact of the reigns of these enigmatic monarchs

While most of the workshop will focus on Shakespeare's writing and the multitude of ways in which we can interpret it theatrically, we will also watch and discuss clips from screen adaptations

Tickets are £40 or £22 per person
To book, call Embrace Arts on 0116 252 2455
Click here to book online

For the Embrace Arts website including directions, click here
For photos from previous Shakespeare Night sessions, click here