Everything to Everybody: Your Shakespeare, Your Culture

Library of Birmingham, The Gallery
Friday 22 July (11:00) - Saturday 5 November 2022 (17:00)

The exhibition invites audiences to immerse themselves in the unique story of the People’s Shakespeare Library – home to more than 40,000 volumes, 17,000 production photographs, 2,000 music scores, hundreds of British and international production posters, 15,000 performance programmes and 10,000 playbills. 

The exhibition will encourage visitors to ask themselves what culture means for them with interactive exhibits encouraging visitors to share their culture, make their mark and create their own version of a library. Visitors will be welcomed to the exhibition in a specially commissioned short film made with the young people of the city. The exhibition will also feature a brand new spoken-word piece, recorded especially for the ‘Everything to Everybody: Your Shakespeare, Your Culture’ exhibition by Birmingham’s Poet Laureate Casey Bailey and of course, the First Folio itself will be on display.

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