Poet-psychogeographer Niall McDevitt commemorates the month of Shakespeare's birth and death with his much imitated but never equalled walk THE SQUARE MILE SHAKESPEARE.
   McDevitt proves that you don’t have to go to Stratford-on-Avon or Bankside to follow the trail of our finest writer. We are taught about the noisome London in which he lived, about the Elizabethan and the Jacobean Shakespeare, the cautious, wise and almost neurotic man beyond the plays, as well as his very specific place within the city’s society during his lifetime.
   Under a beautiful marble statue of the First Folio, McDevitt will argue that Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare, dismissing the Marlowe theory as 'cobblers' and the Bacon theory as 'not kosher'.
McDevitt will further elaborate on the connections between Shakespeare and Emilia Bassano Lanier, pointing out two important Bassano sites.  
Meeting outside Blackfriars Station (north entrance) 2pm. The walk will last approx. two hours and finish at Farringdon tube. £10. Info: 07722163823

Poetry Walk London: Sun 12th August 2pm, 2018