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Saturday, August 24, 2013

THE BARD TIMES ARE ROLLING ONCE MORE: Annual Shakespeare Festival takes place this weekend!

Stories Unlimited and StoryFest Events are pleased to announce the third annual Bard on the Virtual Beach, taking place this year at Nowhereville beach in the Five Island’s Estate.  The celebration of the works of William Shakespeare with scenes, sonnets, and other Shakespeare-inspired performances will begin at Noon SLT, Sunday, August 25th and benefits War Child North America.

“It is really an amazing line up this year,” reported festival organizers, “We have a range of material from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and As You Like It, to Titus Andronicus and Hamlet.”  Also featured will be a first for BARD, a performance from A Merchant of Venice performed in Spanish by Yunus Nyn of TALIA, with translation provided for English speakers. “This has primarily been an English-speaking event. Yunus and his group approached us about StoryFest which we were not able to work out, so we are excited to have him be a part of the Shakespeare Event and to see what we present in our festivals grow in this way.”

Bard on the Virtual Beach produces three weekend festivals annually, and in 2012 added The Dickens Project to its offerings.  “We have no idea how many years these events will last, but as long as there are people who want to do them, people who want to attend them, and we can find a place to host them we will keep on producing them.”

Sunday, August 25th at Noon SLT

Check out the scheduled performances, and Learn more about StoryFest Events by Clicking Here

An Actor's view from the Festival Stage 2011 ~ BARD had its beginnings in the Fruit Islands Estate  ~ Photo by Crap Mariner

War Child North America is based in Toronto and is part of the War Child International network of children’s advocacy charities.  War Child’s mission is to work with war-affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. War Child takes an active role in raising public awareness around the impact of war on communities and the shared responsibility to act.
War Child's vision is for a world where no child knows war.

NOTE: Bard on the Virtual Beach is not endorsed by, nor an official representative of War Child North America .  Donations collected are made as a private donation on behalf of the event, and other similar activities in Second Life (c).  For further information, Contact Caledonia Skytower.


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