Macbeth doth murder sleep

By Harry Venning, Artist in Residence
By Harry Venning, Artist in Residence

Methought I heard a voice cry, ‘Sleep no more!

Macbeth doth murder sleep,’ the innocent sleep,

Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleave of care,

The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath,

Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course,

Chief nourisher in life’s feast.





By some strange irony, the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford will be staging their contemporary production of Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller with Christopher Eccleston as Macbeth at the same time as our BASPCAN 10th International Child Protection Congress at the University of Warwick.


Thinking outside the box

The theme of our congress, ‘thinking outside the box,’ reflects our desire to learn and develop, encouraging participants to be creative and reflective, and to interact with each other.


The Shakespeare connection

Shakespeare will, in fact, feature quite prominently in our programme, with a promenade performance by Playbox Theatre company of ‘Shakespeare’s Lost Children’, and an opening keynote presentation from Paul Edmondson, head of learning and research at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Shakespeare’s Children remain powerful presences today as the emotions, dilemmas, responsibilities and bond between parents and children is brought into sharp focus.


Be inspired, challenged, equipped

Why not register today to attend the congress, and stay on for a day or two to explore Coventry and Warwickshire and treat yourself to a live performance at the RSC?

Check our congress website for more details: