Shakespeare 400

On April 23, we celebrate the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare. In Hampshire Libraries, we’ll be joining in the celebrations with talks, crafts, and a whole range of resources at your fingertips.

Join us on 23 April to mark the bard’s 400th anniversary with a Shakespeare selfie! People all over the country will be taking to social media to share their Shakespeare selfie pictures, and in Hampshire we want as many of you as possible to share yours. It’s easy, fun, and anyone can take part. Take a look at the poster below for simple instructions, and don’t forget to share your photos with us at @hantslibraries, or /hantslibraries . We’ve created an album of ready made quotes for you to use on our Facebook page too.


Take a look at our digital Shakespeare collection, with eBooks and eAudiobooks, with a mix of Shakespeare classics and modern mysteries.

Try one of our history eMagazines, you can borrow the BBC History Shakespeare special, and loads more, for free with your membership.

We have some fascinating talks taking place in our libraries leading up to the big day, expand your knowledge with one of our expert guest speakers. Why not come along to our sonnets on a Saturday workshop at Winchester Discovery Centre?

However you decide to celebrate, don’t miss out on the amazing resources available to you to mark the occasion. You could try out Shakespeare Documented, the internet’s largest collection of Shakespearean documents, or listen to Shakespeare retold, a collection of ten of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays, retold by leading children’s writers and read by some famous voices.

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