Shakespeare & World Book Night – What more could you want??


Celebrate Shakespeare & World Book Night with a special Open Mic at Uxbridge Library!


“The Bard at Night”

Saturday, April 23rd 2016



It’s 400 years since William Shakespeare walked the earth. To mark the anniversary, Uxbridge Central Library is holding a special Shakespeare-themed Open Mic night on April 23rd, the Bard’s birthday.  There will be some fantastic free books given out too, to celebrate World Book Night and our love of reading.

WBNDrawing on the success of the library’s regular Open Mic evenings, the occasion will welcome performers of all kinds for a night of entertainment, nibbles and drinks.

Tickets are £3.50, including a glass of wine or a soft drink.


You don’t have to wrap your tongue around the Bard’s words to take part if you don’t want to. Get into the spirit of Shakespeare by showcasing a song, poem, comedy act or story about love, the supernatural, revenge – or any of the themes the playwright tackled in his time.

If you prefer, you can take on a sonnet, speech or scene by Shakespeare in front of our friendly open mic audience.

Whether you’re a massive fan of the Bard or you’ve never read a word of Shakespeare in your life, it’s sure to be an fantastic evening!

To book a performance slot, email You can perform as an individual or a group, and slots last five minutes, although if you’d like to showcase a longer piece, we may be able to fit it in. A PA system is provided, should you need it.


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