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The Square Mile Shakespeare

Poet-psychogeographer Niall McDevitt commemorates the month of Shakespeare's birth and death with his much imitated but never equalled walk The Square Mile Shakespeare.

McDevitt proves that you don’t have to go to Stratford-on-Avon or Bankside to follow the trail of our finest writer. You are taught about the messy London in which he lived, about the Elizabethan and the Jacobean Shakespeare, the cautious, wise, and almost neurotic man beyond the plays, as well as his very specific place within the city’s society during his lifetime.

Under a beautiful marble statue of the First Folio, McDevitt will argue that Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare, dismissing the Marlowe theory as 'cobblers' and the Bacon theory as 'not kosher'.


Meeting outside Blackfriars Station (north entrance), the walk will last approximately two hours and finish at Barbican.

Dates and times
2:00 pm | Sat 21 Apr 2018 or Sat 28 Apr 2018
Blackfriars Underground Station
Blackfriars Road