The line up for the fourth annual St George’s Day Festival has been confirmed!
St George’s Quarter is packed with historic buildings, cafes, bars and restaurants and there are plenty of family friendly activities planned this 23 & 24 April!
2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, so this year the Festival is celebrating both St George’s Day and The Bard’s lasting legacy. Shakespeare famously shared his birthday (and the day he died) with St George’s Day.
There will be Shakespeare plays, craft activities, workshops, choir performances and storytelling sessions taking place across the weekend, making it a fantastic day out for all of the family.
All of the local businesses are getting involved with performances of Macbeth in the St George’s Hall Concert Room and promenade performances of Walking The Bard in the Heritage Centre.
The Walker Art Gallery is hosting storytelling for youngsters and a Shakespeare themed Big Art For Little Artists. For the not so young William Hogarth’s painting of David Garrick as Richard III will be on display.
The World Museum and Central Library will be joining in the fun with a mix of Craft Sessions (including puppet making) and storytelling. The Royal Court will have Shakespearean singers on their new terrace.
The Liverpool Playhouse are showing the process behind putting on a Shakespeare play as they bring their rehearsals for The Two Gentlemen Of Verona into Central Library. Nick Bagnall Directs the play which will tour nationally this summer before returning to the Everyman in October.
Alan Smith, Hall Manager at St George’s Hall said: “St George’s Hall has great events throughout the year but we always look forward to the St George’s Day Festival as we get to work with all of the other organisations that make this area such an exciting place to be.”
Jonathan King, Deputy Chair of the St George’s Quarter CIC said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to link our annual St. George’s Quarter Festival with the chance to celebrate the life and works of William Shakespeare. Performances and family friendly activities hosted by the attractions within the Quarter will create a great day out for all.”