Everything to Everybody: Your Shakespeare, Your Culture

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Enjoy code: 692102
Food and drink
Target groups
Youth, Adult, Elderly
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This exhibition brings Birmingham’s historic Shakespeare Memorial Library to life with objects from the collection and new responses to them in film and spoken word. The exhibition challenges visitors to think about what culture means to them today and how they can contribute to change in the city.

Visitors can learn about the founders of the Shakespeare Memorial Library as well as seeing first-hand some of the precious collection of Bard-related items, translations and programmes, including the only 1623 Shakespeare First Folio in the world that was bought by a city as part of a programme of education and inclusion for the working classes.

The exhibition brings Birmingham’s heritage of social action into present day activism with a section called Future Forward featuring a new commission by Birmingham Poet Laureate Casey Bailey and a second film titled ‘A Great Feast of Languages – What is this City but its People?’