Today was the annual celebration of William Shakespeare's birthday in Stratford. I was there with my madrigal group Musyck Anon who were singing outside the birthplace.
Traditionally a sprig of Rosemary is worn which refers to the gift that Ophelia gave to her brother Laertes and father Polonius in Hamlet. I am not sure what is the significance of the black and yellow ribbons.
The rain left off until after lunch but our second set was a bit wet when there was a shower. We still had a good crowd