Flagmakers were pleased to be a part of Shakespeare’s 452nd birthday celebrations. We were able to produce a selection of banners to be carried through the streets of Stratford upon Avon, along with the banners which hung in the events marquee.
The banners in the marque are particularly significant in that they celebrate 7 different eras in the great writer’s life. Two banners of each style were printed to be hung either side of the marquees central panel. The banners are 92cm wide by 160cm high and were cleverly designed to incorporate silhouettes in a stained glass window artwork.
The 7 era’s depicted in the banners are:
- Second Childishness
The large banners we see been carried through the streets show the familiar portrait of Shakespeare with some inspirational writings encouraging all of us to be the best we can be. These banners were mounted on two carrying poles and were carried through the streets of Stratford upon Avon by local secondary school pupils.
Here at Flagmakers we think it’s wonderful that Shakespeare’s Birthday is still celebrated so many years after his final written works. His works have been enjoyed by so many and were revolutionary of the times, hence it seems fitting that Shakespeare’s work lives on long after the iconic writers death.