Thousands of people from all over the world flocked to Stratford last weekend for a memorable birthday party which included fireworks, a people’s parade, historic costumes and hundreds of smiling faces as local school children cheered on the Bard’s big day! Which was also celebrated in the week with a special reception involving students from Stratford performing Shakespeare’s work at the Palace of Westminster.

The supplement also full coverage and photos of all the fun from this year’s Shakespeare Marathon.

Also, for a unique peek into yesteryear to see how Stratford-upon-Avon celebrated Shakespeare’s 400thbirth in 1964, see the British Pathe film footage below which has now been made available on YouTube.