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Follow up on the three ideas we had

  • Sep 25, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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For our 4th Meetup for Shakespeare 2016, we will be reporting back on the below:

To do list by the next meeting on the three ideas:

[1] Shakespeare Day on 23rd April 2016

•  Research micro-brewery in area (Russell)

• Speak to Mus of London regarding what they are doing in 2016 (Russell)

• Contact the Company of Watermen (Christine)

• Contact Nat Trust regarding the George Inn, ask the manager (Robert)

• Ask City of London culture contact for name of equivalent in Southwark Council (Robert)

• Research what types of food was eaten in the period of Shakespeare (Hilary)

[2] Quotes on the Street

• Contact person who put on the Walter Raleigh quote near Southwark Cathedral re: cost, permission etc, possible to find out via Southwark Council as it would have needed planning permission (Robert)

• Research landowners on Bankside embankment, owned by Council, maps available at Southwark Council? (Hilary)

• Find out name of person who organises special events for TFL (like for the Underground's 150th anniversary) (Pili)

• Contact TFL re special events, plans for 2016 (Christine)

• Send letter to Boris Johnson, his Culture person; Munira Mirza and the Local MP for Southwark; Simon Hughes (Christine)

• Think about possible quotes we can use - to discuss at next meeting (All)

[3] Connecting the local community with Shakespeare

• Email local residents associations contacts (Deborah & Pili)

• Email ethnic minority/disabled groups in Southwark, feedback on getting into the Globe? (Christine)

• Email & chase up what local schools are doing for 2014 (450 years since birth) and if they have plans for 2016 (Deborah & Pili)

[4] Other

• Setup an email address and inbox for everyone to access, email address to be: [masked] (Robert)


Keeping on the agenda:

[1] Keep in touch with RSC, Rose theatre, Globe, Birthplace Trust, City of London regarding plans for 2016 - Robert

[2] Increase knowledge of Shakespeare (dates, where he lived etc), 'Shakespeare' by Bill Bryson is a good book - Deborah, Hilary, Russell


We can start in Starbucks (opposite the entrance to the Globe) which is easy to get to and then move on somewhere else if people want to - possibly the café in the Globe.

Lookout for the picture of Shakespeare to find us inside Starbucks.




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  • Robert

    I won't be able to make it either, haven't made much progress. Perhaps best to skip and rearrange for next month.

    September 25, 2013

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      A former member

      Robert I didn't see this before I left home and had been hoping to catch up BUT believe it or not I took ill on the tube, got out at St Paul's, gulped in air, drank water and had to go home, so at least I didn't miss a meeting and may be able to catch up at the next. Best wishes, Claire Shannon.

      September 25, 2013

  • Christine

    As mentioned before I am in Madrid. Unfortunately I don't have much to report. No rely to my letter to Munira Mirza. Was waiting first to see what response I had before escalating to Boris or Simon Hughes. I have no other news because of personal events which I'll fill you in on another time. But will continue with my tasks on my return from holiday.
    Have fun!

    September 25, 2013

  • Deb G

    Don't think I'll be able to make it. Have sent Robert email with my progress. Good luck!

    September 25, 2013

  • Christine

    I'll be in Madrid! Will pass on any information I have to you in time this meeting though.

    August 29, 2013

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