Shakespeare Art Trail

Shakespeare Art Trail

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Monday 20 June - Wednesday 30 November

To mark the 25th anniversary of Shakespeare’s Globe, Better Bankside has created an immersive Shakespeare Art Trail to bring the Great Bard’s voice back to Southwark, one of his favourite haunts.

The trail illustrates the ways in which Shakespeare’s 400 year old words continue to resonate, excite and inspire the artists and creative practitioners of today with works of photography and illustration, textile and graphic design, sound and light based projections alongside street art and installations by students of Borough Academy.

Bankside has collaborated with a myriad of artists, Shakespeare’s Globe, Borough Academy, Jack Arts, Art Academy London, Bankside Gallery and a number of local businesses to create the self-guided trail.  The trail is free of charge and will be running until late September starting and ending at Shakespeare’s Globe. Scroll down for more information on the artists involved.

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As in the nature of art in the public realm, there are times when work may need to be moved or removed. Updates will be logged on this page.

Please note the Tomboy Bill and Richa Vora art pieces are currently unavailable (Oct 2022)

Discover the artists


2. Exit, pursued by a bear


4. I had rather hear – Ashton Attzs


6. O full of scorpions is my mind dear wife – Layla Andrews


8. Love sees not with the eyes – Haberdashers’ Borough Academy


10. We know what we are – Haberdashers’ Borough Academy


11. Now is the winter – Eigil Nordstrom


13. Lord what fools these mortals be – Haberdashers’ Borough Academy


15. All the world’s a stage – Gail Seres-Woolfson


17. A horse! A horse! – Tomboy Bill


19. I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it – BSL


12. We are such stuff as dreams are made on – Michael Fenner


14. If music be the food of love – Luke Embden


16. All that glisters is not gold


18. Love all, trust a few – Lana Hughes


20. If I lose mine honor I lose myself – Disco Dickins


21. Romeo Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?


23. What is the city but the people – Mia Warner


25. The course of true love never did run smooth – Richa Vora


22. Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day – Kristina Chan


24. Blow like sweet roses in the summer air – Sian Fan


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