Wednesday 23 March 2016
People in and around Flint should keep their eyes and ears wide open over Easter weekend...
2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. And this Easter Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service responsible for the protection and conservation of a number of monuments, including Flint Castle, and Flintshire County Council's Arts, Culture and Events Service are sponsoring some rather unusual and exciting events to celebrate the Bard's special connection to Flint Castle.
Not everyone knows that in Shakespeare's great play Richard II, the King submits to Henry Bolingbroke's rebel army at Flint Castle. Richard is then marched to London where he abdicates and is subsequently murdered, paving the way for Bolingbroke to become the next King — Henry IV.
Ken Skates, Deputy Minister for Culture, Heritage and Tourism said: ‘We’re pleased to be involved in this exciting partnership event aimed at bringing this iconic play and its link with Flint Castle to life for local audiences and visitors.
The connection between Flint and Shakespeare should be highlighted and promoted widely in an aim to attract more visitors to the area, and during Wales’s Year of Adventure there’s no better time to bring dramatic performances and engaging events to our towns and historic sites.’