Although we normally hold are Shakespeare dinner as close as possible to April 23rd, the date of Shakespeare’s birth and death, we held it later this year in anticipation of the fact that the terrible weather might well continue throughout April.  So we held our Shakespeare dinner in May this year.  We had a change from our usual format, and instead of holding it at a venue in the evening in Birmingham, we went to Loxley’s in Stratford upon Avon at lunchtime.  Happily we had some good weather.