|Archaeology of Shakespeare's London Study Day|
April 23rd 2013 - an event for Shakespeare's 449th birthday.
Shakespearean London is a new Study Day for 2013. Led by Julian Bowsher, expert in Shakespearean archaeology and author of recently published ‘Shakespeare’s London Theatreland’, the day begins at the Museum of London Archaeology’s Mortimer Wheeler House for an introductory lecture on some of the archaeological evidence for Shakespeare, before a privileged finds handling session of a range of artefacts from both playhouse and bear garden excavations. In the afternoon, Julian will lead a guided walk around some of the major sites at Bankside, including the sites of the Swan Theatre, the Rose Theatre & Southwark Cathedral. This is a chance to see how archaeological evidence has complemented and enhanced the documentary sources about the nation’s favourites bard.
Andante Travels is a tour operator specialising in archaeological tours all over the world. We also run a series of ‘Study Days’ based at archaeological sites, museums and destinations all over the UK, where guests can see behind the scenes in museums and galleries, handle objects from antiquity and see how finds are excavated, conserved and displayed. The days are led by expert guides who provide a thorough, yet unpressured, introduction to their respective subjects. Booking details for this event can be found here.