This September, join us and listeners across the country and step out to raise money for Classic FM’s very own charity, Global’s Make Some Noise. Taking part in Classic FM’s Big Walk is easy! Hold your walk whenever you like in September – there’s no set date ...
- My Story
My name is Eva Griffith and I am a (quite daffy) historian of 16th- to 17th-century theatre (Shakespeare's time).
In 2013 I wrote a book about a little-known theatre in Clerkenwell - The Red Bull! (yes, it is not as famous as Shakespeare's Globe...) - and I am in Europe visiting the places some of my Red Bull actors visited.
Europe was an interesting and treasured place then; Europe is... Well, you should see the cake! I'll show you while I have the health and Health Card to do it. And I'll culminate (somehow) with a September walk in Suffolk, where the Tudor Thomas Seckford's charity started and still exists, for the Red Bull was built on a piece of old Clerkenwell land that raised money to house poor men in Woodbridge, Suffolk.
While in Europe I am working on some creative things (a book... a feature film about my actors) as well as some new material for Red Bull, Clerkenwell and London history which find common ground in the word 'Charity'.
How important is Charity (caring) to you? It's important to me, having looked after my mother with dementia for three years before she died last year. Towards the end it was very painful for her to walk. So while I can, I am going to walk. Come and walk with me, via Twitter, if you like!
And if you give some money, "thank you". It will mean so much. https://www.makesomenoise.com/