On Friday 22 of April, St Georges Cathedral held a Shakespearean event to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death to a sell out crowd of 480 people.
Some of Perth’s well known Shakespearean thespians performed popular Scenes from his most popular and celebrated works.
The evening was broken up into three sections with two, 40 minute performances inside the cathedral at the beginning and end and one 40 minute performance in-between occurring outside on the Cathedral grounds.
It was in this middle time slot that St Barts made available meals to purchase to suit the theme of the event
Ten volunteers worked hard, peeling, chopping, dicing and cooking to prepare approx. 150 serves of Elizabethan stew ( based on an original recipe from the period) and 100 serves of “Pease pottage “ (a hardy peasant pea soup popular in Elizabethan times ) . These were served with a side of bread, cheese and custard tart, also popular fare at the time.
The meals proved popular selling out, raising $1800 on the night.
So a big Thank you to our fantastic volunteers Richard, Linda, Simon, Cherri, Glenn, Jill, Jerry, Libby, Pete, Kylie , Bronagh, Jill, Helen, Geraldine and Brook whose hard work and dedication made this event possible and a successful night for St Bart’s.
Further information on the event can be found at: