Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations - Family Activities and New Members Offer
Oxford Preservation Trust look after the Painted Room in Oxford – all that remains of the Crown Tavern, where Shakespeare is said to have stayed on several occasions.
Each year on 23 April, Shakespeare’s Birthday, OPT hold a variety of events. This year we will be celebrating the Annual Shakespeare Parade from the Lord Mayors Parlour to the Painted Room on Friday 22 April.
In honour of Shakespeare's birthday we have created a number of family friendly activities which can be downloaded from the links below! William Shakespeare was one of the greatest writers of plays and poems. He wrote many of the most recognisable and renowned dramatic pieces ever to be performed. His legacy has lasted centuries, and now it is your turn to show off your skills!
SPECIAL NEW MEMBERS OFFER
If you join OPT as a member before the end of April you will be entered into a prize draw to win a private tour for you and 4 others to the wonderful Painted Room in Cornmarket! To find out more about the wonderful Painted Room Visit HERE
You will receive a private tour of what remains of the 13th century crown tavern and explore the history of the Elizabethian wall paintings - known to Shakespeare when visiting Oxford.
For more information on how to join our membership CLICK HERE
Walk in the footsteps of Shakespeare! Download this FREE guided family friendly walk which lets you explore Shakespeare's Oxford. How many places can you find?
This walk is a circular walk, which takes around 15 - 20 minutes. Starting point is the Carfax Tower - Download here: Shakespeare Trail.pdf
Shakespeare Cauldron Spell
One of Shakespeare’s most famous plays is called Macbeth. In this play a group of witches make a spell around a cauldron. Have a go at writing your own cauldron spell with one of our activity sheets!
Shakespeare wrote lots of poems, including some famous sonnets. A sonnet is a poem of fourteen lines with ten syllables in each line. Use our activity sheet to help you write your very own sonnet!
Design your own Painted Room
The Painted Room is said to be where Shakespeare stayed whilst visiting Oxford. The main decoration of the painting consists of an interlacing trellis pattern and designs of flowers and fruit. Why not try and design your own wall painting!
We would love to see your creations! Share them with us by tagging OPT on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram or send in your work to firstname.lastname@example.org