Three years ago we decided it might be fun to hold an annual event in recognition of William Shakespeare. As his birthday coincides with his death day, and St George’s Day, we completely and shamelessly stole the Burns’ supper concept, and adapted it for Greece.
This year was our third successful event, and although it is not mandatory, we encourage people to say a few words, sing a song, read a poem, whatever they wish to do. We had a variety of ‘acts’ this time round, ranging from a quiz on Shakespeare, a limerick based on the great man’s ‘Seven Ages of Man’ speech from As you like it, a talk on the history of The Globe in London, and even a sing along to various old-fashioned variety songs.
This year we decided to conduct a secret ballot as to who had given the best account of themselves. The dubious prize was a vase literally worth nothing. The winner, pictured here, was Neil, with a humorous insight into Shakespearian characters, and what they might say if they were living now.
The success of the event, is down to team work. Each of the attendees is asked to provide something to the menu, so we tucked into soup, followed by Coronation Chicken in wraps, various salads, quiche, and finally a fruit salad served with Greek yogurt, naturally. Of course all washed down with local wine.
Interestingly, something was brought to the event that made everyone go ‘WOW’ . This is the first year that a photograph has been produced as exhibit A. One of our guests, Mal, a seasoned entertainer, brought a picture collage of some of her appearances on stage in years gone by, including one appearance where she wore a basque. We scanned it, and I present it to you here in all its glory. Click on the ‘photo to see it full screen. Nice one Mal!