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Spectator competition winners: a bard’s-eye view of Leicester Square

24 February 2024

9:00 AM

24 February 2024

9:00 AM

In Competition No. 3337 you were invited to submit a soliloquy composed by Giovanni Fontana’s marble statue of Shakespeare, which has graced Leicester Square since 1874. Bill Greenwell, Alan Millard, Sylvia Fairley and Paul A. Freeman were star performers, but a standing ovation and £20 go to the winners below.

Here stand I, with Lord Leicester’s patronage,

Four-square, and can survey from every side,

The life of London, multiplied and squared,

Watching the things that change, yet do not change.

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