Resurrecting the Shakespeare Hut

Local support is beginning to mount for Resurrecting The Shakespeare Hut – many thanks to our friends at the Marchmont Association

Marchmont Voice


Do you have stories or photographs handed down through your family about the First World War? To commemorate the centenary of the war, Digital Drama are looking for people in the Borough of Camden with family memories of life during 1914-18.

The stories will be used in a heritage exhibition, ‘Resurrecting the Shakespeare Hut’, running in July/August/September at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on Keppel Street.

The exhibition  will tell the forgotten story of the YMCA Shakespeare Hut, a mock tudor building opened in 1916 to provide rest, recuperation and entertainment for WWI troops on leave in London. It was opened to mark the 300th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in August 1916. The exhibition will also feature the family WWI stories of local residents from Camden.

As well as looking for stories from local people about their own families’ memories of WWI to be included in the…

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