Information about my work as a Labour Councillor for East Finchley in the London Borough of Barnet

Monday, 14 October 2013

Henry VI in Barnet

I very much enjoyed my trip to Monken Hadley for the Shakespeare's Globe production of all three Henry VI plays. Despite the dreadful winter conditions of freezing cold and persistent rain (it was on 24th August!) it was a really brilliant day. It was part of a programme of staging "battlefield performances" at the places where some of the battles depicted in the plays took place, such as St. Albans and here. Full credit to the actors who braved it out in that weather, and the crew who worked miracles. It was only towards the end when some of the lights blew!

It was once said that "we don't do culture in Barnet", but I think this proves we have an immense historic and cultural legacy here, which we should be very prod of.