Combined ticket – Witches in the Wood and Elizabethan Delights
April 26 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm£10
John Dee, Queen Elizabeth's magical advisor, claimed he had visited witches in Hampshire, asking them put a curse on the Spanish Armada, which was duly sunk in a ferocious summer storm. How credible are such stories? To what extent did the religious fervour of Shakespeare's time influence the folk beliefs of ordinary people? Who were the boy bishops and why was the hare considered a magical animal? Answers to this and many other questions will be discussed by local and loved historian, Chris Hare.
Our joyful, fun Festival finale. A chance to learn and sing together some delightful songs from Shakespeare's time. Easy part songs and rounds learned from scratch. A singing workshop suitable for all ages and abilities, and a chance to revel in the sounds of Elizabethan England.
Emily Longhurst is an experienced teacher of songs and loves the process of bringing a song into being. She has a particular interest in the old songs of our culture. She runs a number of choirs and workshops for adults and children, exploring the delights of unaccompanied singing.
- April 26
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
- Event Category:
- Celebrating Shakespeare