A ‘drop in’ event to encourage people to perform their favourite piece from Shakespeare’s plays will be opened by recitals from actors Simon Russell Beale and John Heffernan.

‘Speeches, Soliloquies and Songs from Shakespeare’ at the Guildhall on Tuesday 10 May forms part of the City of London Corporation’s series of events to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, who lived and worked in the Square Mile.

A stage will be set up in Guildhall Art Gallery’s Basinghall Suite with a lectern and a free-standing microphone to enable people to read, recite or perform their piece.

If you want to be one of those people – send an email to [email protected] or call 020 7332 1868.

The event will be held in the Basinghall Suite at Guildhall Art Gallery. The morning session will run from 10am to 12pm and the afternoon session will run from 1.30pm to (approx) 3.30pm.

Simon Russell Beale will open the event at 10am with two pieces of his choice. John Heffernan will open the afternoon session at 1.30pm with his two pieces.


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