The rain it raineth every day
Shakespeare: King Lear also Twelfth Night
We have just heard today (1st July) that the continuing bad weather has so delayed completion of essential work at New Place that the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has asked us to POSTPONE our Chairman’s Summer Party which was due to be held there next Friday, 8th July. They – and we – are very sorry but clearly if the site is not yet safe for visitors, we must accept this decision.
However, we have been promised that this is just a postponement and we will still have an opportunity to preview the re-presentation of New Place prior to its public opening. It is impossible to say yet when this will be, but most probably it will be at the beginning of August.
For Members who have already booked, your cheques will NOT be banked and Rosemary Applin will retain your booking form in the hope and expectation that you will still wish to attend on the revised date. However, if Members wish to cancel, perhaps because they are likely to be away in August, please notify Rosie who will then destroy your cheque.
We apologise for the disappointment. We will let you know as soon as we have any further news.