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Shakespeare Lives

Shakespeare Lives is the British Council’s major cultural programme for 2016. It will be a global celebration of the life and works of William Shakespeare on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death.

Throughout 2016, the Shakespeare Lives programme will bring together all areas of the organisation to create a truly worldwide celebration of his works. Managed by the British Council, working with a broad range of partners, a year of events across the globe will aim to encourage people – who either have an existing knowledge and relationship with Shakespeare, or are discovering him for the first time - to actively participate, be creative and demonstrate a personal connection with Shakespeare and his works.

The Shakespeare Lives programme will formally begin on 5 January, 2016 (Twelfth Night) and will run until the end of December 2016.
For more information on our events and activities see the list below

Photo Competition

Show us how Shakespeare has inspired you by submitting a photo taken in Mauritius which illustrates your favourite Shakespeare quote. The top 3 entries will win some amazing prizes. 
The photo competition is open to children and teenagers up to 18 years old. Please find attached the guidelines for the competition below.

Play Your Part

Every child deserves an education. But too many children are missing out: 250 million children around the world can’t read or write. We want to use the power of Shakespeare’s anniversary to give real help to children in some of the world’s poorest communities. Will you support our campaign on social media by sharing your favourite Shakespeare moment on our Facebook page and pledge your support for Shakespeare Lives? It will only take a few minutes.

What we need from you:

1. Please record a video with your phone’s camera, using the following script as a guide:

I’m <insert name> from <insert job title/occupation>, <town/country>. My favourite Shakespeare moment is <insert quote/scene/speech/performance memory> because it <represents/reminds me of/makes me feel, etc>.

Play your part now!

Shakespeare's Globe to Globe

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is coming to Mauritius for the first time for 2 performances of Hamlet on Friday 22 January 2016. The 11.00am performance is aimed at Students. Prices will be at Rs 200 on presentation of a student ID card. The cost of the ticket for accompanying adults is Rs 400. Tickets for the 8.00pm performance range from Rs400 to Rs600. Tickets available as from 15 December at OTAYO (466 99 99) and IMMEDIA ( 2018 10 30)

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