Celebrate William Shakespeare’s birthday – and the start of the Mayfield Festival.

On Saturday 23 April celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday by coming for A Sonnet Saunter round Mayfield, starting from St Dunstan’s churchyard. As you follow the route round the centre of the village, you will be entertained by actors who will recite one of Shakespeare’s famous sonnets. Some of the words will be familiar – and some of the staging will not!


The walk takes roughly one hour so please wear appropriate footwear and depending on the weather, sun-cream or raincoats! If you have any access requirements, please email us at the time of booking – info@wateryard.org.uk.

Sonnet Walks will take place every 15min from 2pm until 4:00pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Early booking is advised as numbers for each “start” are finite. Tickets are priced at £6, or £4 for 14-17-year-olds; two children aged 14 or under may accompany an adult for free.

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