Christopher Biggins to light up Shakespeare’s Birthplace this festive season
BigginsActor and famous panto dame, Christopher Biggins will be the star of the spectacular Birthplace Lightshow, which returns to Stratford-upon-Avon with a brand new show to delight visitors this festive season.

The former King of the Jungle will be at Shakespeare’s Birthplace on Henley Street to officially switch-on the Birthplace Lightshow on Thursday, 27th November at 5.30pm. Hosted by local radio station Touch FM, the festivities kick-off with a street parade featuring the Christmas fairy on stilts, live performances from the Rock Choir and the chance to meet Guide Dogs for the Blind – the adorable Shakespeare Puppies.
See the full press release here.


Press release issued by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Brand new Birthplace Lightshow returns this festive season

The spectacular Birthplace Lightshow returns once again with a brand new show to delight spectators and visitors to Stratford-upon-Avon this festive season.

Following the success of the inaugural lightshow that was projected onto the walls of Shakespeare’s Birthplace in 2013, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, in partnership with local businesses has secured Grants for the Arts funding from Arts Council England to develop a new and contemporary lightshow this winter. See the full press release here.


ALL NEW Birthplace Lightshow for Christmas 2014
We are delighted to announce that an ALL NEW 3D lightshow has been developed and will be projected onto Shakespeare's Birthplace for Christmas 2014.
The Lightshow will premiere on Thursday 27th November 2014 at 5.30pm, 6.00pm, 6.30pm and 7.00pm
It will then be shown every evening from Friday 28th November until Sunday 14th December 2014 at 4.30pm, 5.00pm, 5.30pm and 6.00pm
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Pride of Stratford Award winners for 'Best Tourism Initiative of 2013'

The Birthplace 3D Lightshow Spectacular which was projected onto the Birthplace last year proved a major success in bringing visitors into the Town Centre and also promoting Stratford throughout the UK and in countries around the world.An estimated 60,000 people came to one of the Lightshows
Marketing activity reached 24,000,000 people around the world
The Guardian newspaper rated it as one of the top Christmas Light displays in the UK in 2013
Great example of people working together for the benefit of their town and local economy with over 300 people giving up their time to support this community project
Symon Powell

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