A statue of Barrow's founding father has been given a William Shakespeare makeover as the town marks the 400th anniversary of his death.
The statue of Sir James Ramsden, in Ramsden Square, Barrow, featured a ruff and quill for the launch of The Bard in Barrow festival on Saturday. The festival – organised by Up for Arts Cumbria and Furness Creatives.and funded by Arts Council England – will run for eight months.
Visitors to Barrow library wore ruffs similar to the one seen on the statue, took Shakespeare Selfies and enjoyed a Tudor feast from the internationally-renowned Cumbrian food historian Ivan Day.
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