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Barrow statue gets The Bard makeover

Published on: Wednesday 27th April 2016
Categorised under: Play , Barrow, Culture, Events

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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