Shakespeare Jubilee 400 - A day of celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare

Afternoon Concert: 14.00 – 16.00

A celebration of Shakespeare in his day, and across time: a variety of presentations to celebrate the range of his achievements, rounding off with social dancing c.1600.

Evening Event - Regency Shakespearean Masquerade Ball: 19.00 – 23.30

A Ball for dancers: you’re invited to come as a character from Shakespeare’s plays or in Regency dress with a mask. An elegant cold buffet supper will be served in the interval and there will be a bar. Prizes for the best costume!

Afternoon concert

A variety of contributions are invited for this concert: short scenes, recitations, dances, music and song. Each may be up to 15 minutes in length. Performers may rehearse at the venue in the morning from 10.30 to 12.30.


Offers of presentations please to Anne Daye by 28th October 2016

96 Dover Crescent, Bedford, MK41 9QH

Evening ball

We will dance country dances, cotillons, quadrilles etc. - all from the Regency repertoire referencing Shakespeare and his plays. A selection of the dances will be taught in advance in local classes led by the callers. A dance programme will be sent out in advance. All dances will be called. Changing facilities are available beforehand. There will be an interval when a cold buffet supper will be served.

Callers: Diana Campbell, Libby Curzon, Anne Daye and Stuart Marsden. Musicians: Ian Cutts and Austen Allegros.


The Historical Dance Society AGM will be held for its members at 16.30.


Newark Town Hall, Market Place, Newark-on-Trent, NG24 1DU

Newark is easily accessible via the A1 and East Coast mainline trains to Newark Northgate station. There is no parking available at the Town Hall itself, but there are several public car parks within walking distance. For tourist information and details of accommodation please go to:

Fees/Ticket Prices

Afternoon Concert only

£10.00 (HDS members and non-members)


Evening Event: Regency Shakespearean Masquerade Ball and Supper only

£45.00 (HDS members) £49.50 (non-members)

Combined fee for both events

£49.50 (HDS members) £54.00 (non-members)

Closing date for bookings – 28th October 2016

Event Administrator: Lynne Spicer, Cherry Trees, Bottom Green, Upper Broughton, Melton Mowbray, LE14 3BA. Email:

Booking Form

Places are limited, so please book early.

Closing date for bookings: 28th October 2016

Newark Town Hall

Market Place
NG24 1DU Newark-on-Trent
United Kingdom


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Anne Daye teaches and publishes widely on 16th - 19th century dance, with an extensive experience of leading summer schools and workshops. She is Lecturer in... read more


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