Didn’t we have a great time at Bill’s Birthday Bash? Here are some links highlighting the day in Stratford-upon-Avon:
- a neat blog post reviewing the London Sun’s coverage of Bard Day
- the BBC’s news coverage of the event – Look at that cake!!!
- the BBC’s entertainment coverage
- a video of the day
Our own festivities began with a parade led by our own bugle and band corps followed by the passing of the quill from the Bard himself to our Head Student. We then unfurled the flags, presented flowers at the grave, read birthday poems, ate cake and ice cream, Skyped across the pond with Anjna and Lisa from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon, and competed in a Shakespeare Academic Bowl with the parents and Fr. Joseph. Without actually flying into Heathrow, we think we did a spot on job of celebrating like the Brits. Some of our students even prepared homemade Elizabethan dishes! You can see our festivities here:
Bill’s Birthday Bash on PhotoPeach
What was your favorite part of the birthday party?
What do you think you’ll remember about Shakespeare in years to come?