A highlight of 2015 was a very special programme created for Cambridge. We celebrated 40 years of BBC's Arena - the highly influential and respected arts programme - with a 24 hour continuous programme.

What really happened during Shakespeare’s ‘Lost Years’? Could it be that after over 400 years the team behind the hit CBBC show Horrible Histories have the answer? A story of murderous kings, spies, lost loves, and a plot to blow up Queen Elizabeth I was apparently keeping Bill Shakespeare busy in the years before he became Britain’s best known playwright. Family drama of the best kind - one that can genuinely be enjoyed by all the family. At the 35th Festival we had the World Premiere of BILL with the cast in attendance!

What are your favourite memories from the last 40 years? Get in touch and let us know!

Find out more about other years.

    Good luck, try not to die, ok?

    Catherine Bryson A Walk in the Woods