If Dulwich likes to celebrate an anniversary, it prefers even more to celebrate two. During the year, the 400th anniversary of the death of actor Richard Burbage who performed at the Globe Theatre on Bankside and after whom the road in Dulwich is named, was marked by its residents with a full calendar of events, a talk on Burbage’s acting company, The King’s Men and the Elizabethan theatre, the showing of the film ‘Shakespeare in Love’, after which there was an interview with the director, a walk from Burbage’s grave in Shoreditch to the Globe Theatre, the theatre Burbage owned and performed at, and naturally - a great street party. Network Rail sponsored a mural of Richard Burbage on the railway bridge in the road which was created by artist Lionel Stanhope assisted by Owain Nichols.

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