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Shakespeare's Globe - A Concert for Winter

SHAKESPEARE’S Globe is inviting people from across its home borough of Southwark to take part in a digital photography exhibition showcasing local landmarks.

The initiative is part of Globe Education’s annual A Concert for Winter project, which sees Southwark schools and community groups come together in a festive musical celebration of the borough.

This year’s event will be held at Shakespeare’s Globe at 1pm on Thursday, December 6, 2012. Tickets for the event are free, but must be booked in advance by contacting the box office on 020 7401 9919 or online at www.shakespearesglobe.com.

The online photography exhibition is open to anyone who lives, works or learns in Southwark. Members of the community are encouraged to take photographs of local landmarks which are meaningful to them, and which have a story to tell.

Entries can be submitted via the Globe Education website www.shakespearesglobe.com/education, where participants are also invited to write a brief introduction explaining what their chosen landmark means to them. Selected pictures will be shared on the site until December.

Encouraging local people to get involved, Maggie Tildesley, Globe Education’s Southwark Community Projects Manager, commented:

“Shakespeare painted pictures with words; the imagery in Shakespeare’s stories and sonnets captures the imagination and moves the heart. This year we want everyone to tell us a story about your relationship with Southwark through pictures.

“The theme of this year’s A Concert for Winter is Southwark is Home and this initiative gives more people a chance to take part and feel a sense of belonging with Southwark and with Shakespeare’s stories.”

A Concert for Winter is one of a huge range of community projects delivered by Globe Education every year. The Globe’s founder, Sam Wanamaker, believed that the organisation should play an active role in its local community, creating lasting relationships with the people of its home borough.

This inspires initiatives ranging from a vibrant Youth Theatre Company for local young people, to annual productions when Southwark students come together to make the Globe stage their own.

For more information about the Globe’s Southwark Community projects, or to submit a Local Landmark photograph, visit www.shakespearesglobe.com/education.

Shakespeare’s Globe’s 2013 theatre productions.