"a packed programme of special celebratory activities - great days out at Shakespeare’s historic houses, literary and music events and amazing theatre."
AND a window display competition! We came second in the competition for the best Christmas window in December (an absolute travesty - we were robbed), so we're eager as beavers to win this one. The competition is open to any shops in the town creating a window display linking their business with any theme from Shakespeare. This was obviously a job for Aspire Merchandiser and all round Lovely Lady Sass, who chose A Midsummer Night's dream as her inspiration and created this:
Not the best picture in the world (the glare kinda ruins it), but here are some close ups of the three main elements:
1) Titania, Queen of the Fairies (wearing the beautiful Fever Alina dress, £69)
2) A Donkey's head (hired from the RSC itself!) to represent the cursed character Bottom
3) The pretty woodland scene in which the story is set (featuring Cath Kidston handbags, £55, Tan Studded Platforms, £45, and Irregular Choice Kim Oh No heels, £79)
So magical! The judging will take place on the 23rd, and the winner will receive a plaque at a ceremony attended by the press on the 24th. Keep your fingers crossed for us! I'll let you know next week if we're successful.
Until next time,