Shakespeare celebration in Darley Abbey

St Matthew’s Church in  Darley Abbey is staging an event to mark 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare on June 11 and 12.

There will be a flower festival based on Shakespeare’s plays; seven collages illustrating the plays and a concert on Saturday evening at 7.30pm including music from St Matthew’s Choir and organist Geoff Howell and readings by Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company.

There will be a performance by the Strictly4Strings string quartet on Sunday afternoon. On the Saturday an amazingly detailed miniature Tudor kitchen will also be exhibited by dolls’ house crafters Jane and Ian Roxburgh.

Refreshments will be served by volunteers in period costume.

For more details go to the church’s facebook page.