Garstang celebrates Shakespeare

Garstang will commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with a special evening of the Tudor music, and sonnets written by the bard.
The cultural event, at Garstang Arts Centre, on Saturday, April 23rd will include music from musical heritage duo ‘Tapestry of Music’ and readings from several of Shakespeare’s sonnets by Professor James Dodding.
Tapestry of Music was founded in 1978 by Glynis and Brian Radford. At their Garstang performance they will play some of their collection of over 1,000 early and ethnic instruments (which include harps, lutes, shawms, bagpipes and crumhorns). They present their music in an informal, lively manner and wear authentic period costumes through their performance.
Prof Dodding, who was born and raised in Garstang is a former BBC broadcaster who has lectured in many countries around the world in arts, theatre, mime and voice for actors over many years. He has produced Shakespeare plays on both sides of the Atlantic. He directed the Garstang Passion Play in 2007.
Tickets for the event, which starts at 7.30pm, are priced £7, including refreshments. They are available from Market Place Newsagents, Market Place, Garstang and Garstang Arts Centre.
For more information contact Austen Lynch on 07794 197 680.
* Note: this event is a fundraiser for the 2016 Garstang Arts and Music Festival (August 22nd to 26th 2016).