Stratford-Upon-Avon has got so much going for it.
Created In Conflict: British Soldier Art From The Crimean War To Today
The display includes tankards made by soldiers in the trenches during the First World War, game pieces carved by prisoners of war during the Second World War, and toys and quilts made by convalescing soldiers.
- Mixed Media
The Fantastic Follies Of Mrs Rich
A wealthy widow aspires to cut a swathe through high society in Mary Pix's witty Restoration comedy. Sophie Stanton stars as the deluded husband-hunter, directed by Jo Davies.
Stratford Literary Festival
An exciting mixture of debate, readings, author events, workshops and even comedy thrown into the pan.
- Discussion/Panel Event
Ravilious & Co: The Pattern Of Friendship
Nearly 500 paintings, prints, drawings, engravings, books, ceramics, wallpapers and textiles which illustrate the impact of the artist and his circle on British art and design in the 1930s and 1940s.
The Stratford Town Walk
An award-winning two-hour guided tour around the area where William Shakespeare lived, following in his footsteps from birthplace to grave.
- Guided Tour
The Play's The Thing
A major exhibition celebrating the magic of Shakespeare on stage. Treasures on display from the RSC archives and museum collection go back 100 years. Plus fun activities such as The Quick Change Challenge.
The Australian artist, best-known for writing and performing the theme to BBC TV's Wallander, performs in support of her Memphis-recorded album Sweet Kind Of Blue. With support from Dan Nightingale.
Visit the half-timbered building, with its extensive ground to the rear, where William and his brothers and sisters were born and brought up.
- Stately Home
Shakespeare's New Place
A preserved garden space on the site of Shakespeare's death in 1616, which reveals the footprint of the Shakespeare family home.
- Tourist Attraction