The 8 foot sculpture of William Shakespeare should have been unveiled in 2016 to mark the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 1616.

The client, Tony Bird, a well known Stratfordian, had gifted the statue to the town, however, Warwickshire County Council and he could not agree on where it should stand.

Finally, the pedestrianised Henley Street was agreed upon, near the birthplace of Shakespeare. and the bronze was unveiled in 2020.

Created by James Butler in 2014, the bronze statue of William Shakespeare is a popular new artwork highly featured in the new-look Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon. The street underwent a £1.2 million redevelopment with this statue as the centrepiece.


Credit: Mark Williamson The Herald