Echoes of Shakespeare
Thursday 27 June, 2.30pm
Tickets £9 (concessions £7)
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
While Shakespeare referred in this most famous of his sonnets to the power of poetry to immortalise the beloved, the City of London itself bears a wealth of reminders to the presence of William Shakespeare.
This tour explores a small part of the City which - with the help of readings - evokes the life and work of arguably the greatest writer in the English language.
As his friend and contemporary Ben Jonson said of Shakespeare, 'He was not of an age but for all time!'
Meet outside the entrance to St Giles, Cripplegate (at the Barbican Centre; nearest station Barbican). The tour will take approximately 90 minutes, and finishes near St Paul's Underground Station.