Tag Archives: The Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival’

Poetry for Summer

One of the hats I like wearing is that of the Director of The Stratford –upon-Avon Poetry Festival. It’s one I’ve worn for several years now and each year, as I come to organise the programme, I try to ring the changes a little. The Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival is our way of celebrating poetry in […]

Continue Reading

Two Hundred Years of Greatness!

Quite often, when I look at Shakespeare’s Birthplace, or to walk past it, I think of Charles Dickens. I think about how I wouldn’t be seeing Shakespeare’s House cared for by The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust without him. In short, I wouldn’t be working in my current job without the encouragement and effort Dickens contributed to […]

Continue Reading

A Mass of Poetry

Continue Reading

Dame Edith Evans: A Rare Shakespearian Beauty

One of the exhibits in our recent ‘Shakespeare’s Women in Performance’ exhibition was a portrait of Dame Edith Evans, about whom I recently wrote an article for The Stage in their series about the Greatest Stage Actors. As that newspaper is mainly read by members of the theatrical, profession, I thought it might be appropriate […]

Continue Reading

Shakespeare and I: Greg Doran

‘Shakespeare and I’ was an idea that grew from two events held as part of last year’s Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival, for which travel writer Jan Morris and television presenter Michael Wood made a personal selection of poems and then discussed them with me. But we wanted Shakespeare to play a more prominent part in the […]

Continue Reading

Download a free book written by Paul Edmondson and Stanley Wells about Shakespeare, Conspiracy & Authorship. Download the Book.


24 brilliant poems, inspired by Shakespeare's life and art, bound in an artisan stitched chapbook

get your copy now