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“Wild goose chase”, “Neither here nor there” and “In a pickle” are all phrases originally coined by William Shakespeare that we now use in our everyday language.

Explore original prints inspired by these phrases and more at an exhibition to celebrate the anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth (and death), traditionally considered to be 23rd April.

Exhibits have been created by artists who belong to The Ropewalk Printmakers, a collective of likeminded creatives based in Barton on Humber.

The free exhibition takes place in the Albert Room at Cleethorpes Library from 3rd April to 18th May during library opening hours. Framed prints are also available to buy.

Pictured: Exhibiting artists of the Ropewalk Printmakers, Barton on Humber


This is a great opportunity for the public to view some unique art. These prints are challenging to make and each one is inked and printed one at a time in small edition. The literary theme is very clever and fitting for the library.

Caroline Moorby Arts Development Officer, Lincs Inspire
Printmaking Workshop

Printmaking Workshop

A printmaking workshop led by Tim Needam (pictured) of the Ropewalk Printmakers, also takes place at Cleethorpes Library on Saturday, 15th April, 10am to 4pm. Tickets cost £35, including all materials and light refreshments.

Tickets are available:

  1. In person at any Lincs Inspire Library (Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Immingham or Waltham),
  2. By calling Cleethorpes Library on (01472) 323650 during library opening hours,
  3. Online via the link below.

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