The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0389  Thursday, 4 May 2006

From: 		Al Magary <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Wednesday, 03 May 2006 22:29:18 -0700
Subject: 	"Shakespeare's Way" Signposted Path from Birthplace to Bankside

Shakespeare's Way links birthplace with Bankside

London SE1 (community website), 03 May 2006


The Shakespeare Hospice and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust have 
launched the new long-distance path between the Bard's birthplace in 
Warwickshire and the recreation of Shakespeare's Globe on Bankside.

Shakespeare's Way was devised by Peter Titchmarsh who set off on the new 
route after its launch at the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon 
on 19 April. Peter arrived at the Globe on Tuesday where he was greeted 
by the Globe's new artistic director Dominic Dromgoole. Dominic 
exchanged his book _Will & Me: How Shakespeare Took Over My Life_ with a 
copy of Peter's guide to the pathway, _Shakespeare's Way_. In his book, 
Dominic Dromgoole describes the adventures of walking a similar route to 
Shakespeare's Way.

Totalling a distance of 146 miles, the fully waymarked Shakespeare's Way 
takes in some significant visitor destinations, including the Cotswolds, 
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock and Oxford.

It is intended that the new pathway will help raise funds for the 
Shakespeare Hospice - an independent charity with minimal government 
support which relies on the generosity and support of the community to 
carry out its work.

"No matter how short a route you choose you could sponsor yourself for a 
small sum per mile and encourage your friends, family and colleagues to 
also raise funds for the Shakespeare Hospice," explains Peter Titchmarsh.

Peter Titchmarsh's book _Shakespeare's Way_ is an 80-page, full colour 
guide to the pathway and is available from the Shakespeare's Way 
Association, St Mary's Barn, Pillerton Priors, Warwick CV35 0PG for 

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