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TV satellite trucks were gathering on Waterside this morning, ITV News' arts correspondent Nina Nannar pictured alongside, left. Photo: Mark Williamson
TV satellite trucks were gathering on Waterside this morning, ITV News' arts correspondent Nina Nannar pictured alongside, left. Photo: Mark Williamson

THE world's media are beginning to gather in Stratford-upon-Avon as the hometown of the greatest ever playwright gets ready to celebrate another milestone.

TV and news crews from China, Australia and Brazil have arrived, as have this country's networks including ITV, Channel Four and, of course, the BBC.

Footage from this weekend's extra special celebration of the life and legacy of William Shakespeare will be beamed around the the globe.

Tomorrow, Saturday, will mark 400 years since the death of the Bard of Avon, culminating with a star-studded show at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on the evening, which will be broadcast live on BBC2 from 8.30pm.

Hosting Shakespeare Live! From the RSC will be Dr Who star and Royal Shakespeare Company Associate Artist and board member, David Tennant.

The show will also star the likes of Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Judi Dench, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Suchet and Dame Helen Mirren, with Prince Charles and Camilla in the audience.

The Herald will have live updates throughout the day and night on www.stratford-herald.com, as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages, where you can share with our followers pictures of you at the celebrations.



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