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ARTS NEWSMartin Gorick, vicar of Holy TrinityChurch in Stratford - whereShakespeare was baptised, where hemarried off his daughters, buried hisfather and his son Hamnet, and waseventually buried himself - believes hehas found the chalice Shakespeareused at his 1582 wedding to AnneHathaway. However, the weddingmay not have been in the church -which is celebrating its 800thanniversary this year - but in a smallchapel in the parish because thebride was already pregnant, a serioussocial scandal in 16th-centuryEngland. Dated 1571 and foundneglected in a safe among the churchsilver, the chalice is known as theBishopton Chalice after a nearbychapel which has now disappeared.Too small for general use, it wouldhave been reserved for marriages. Meanwhile, the Museum of London has mounted a display ofShakespearian shoes, most of them worn by actors in productions of hisplays, though the earliest was found in mud of the site of the RoseTheatre in Southwark where Shakespeare acted, and could, in theory,have belonged to him. Its owner, however, had a problem - a hole hadbeen cut into the shoe to accommodate a painful bunion. The boot onthe left of the photo is from Edmund Kean's costume as Richard III in theearly 19th century; Samuel Phelps wore the red silk boots as CardinalWolsey in Henry VIIIin 1878; and Sir Henry Irving wore the Tudor-styleshoes as Benedick in Much Ado about Nothingin 1882.Is this neglected silver cupShakespeare's wedding chalice?Leighton Housereopens at EasterLeighton House Museum, theWest London home of FredericLeighton (1830-1896), the firstpainter to be given a peerage,reopens in April after a £1.6mrefurbishment. Built to the designsof George Aitchison over 30 years,its centrepiece is the Arab Hall,designed to display Leighton'spriceless collection of over 1,000Islamic tiles. During the work, back stairswere found via which models wereable to go from the street directlyto Leighton's first floor studio. Thehouse reopens with a specialexhibition of Leighton's work. 12NADFAS REVIEW / SPRING Martin Gorick of Holy Trinity with the forgotten chaliceBelow: Museum of London's Hilary Davidson with theatre footwearJudi Denchjoins campaignto save theStaffordshireHoardDame Judi Dench has joinedthe list of celebrities who havepledged their support to savethe Staffordshire Hoard for theWest Midlands.The Art Fund campaign isleading the campaign to jointlyacquire the treasure forBirmingham Museums and ArtGallery and the PotteriesMuseum and Art Gallery inStoke-on-Trent. The campaignwas launched in January andas this issue went to press,more than £550,000 had beenraised. However, £3.3m mustbe raised before the campaigndeadline on April 17. Thoseinterested in donating can doso at Hoard was found inStaffordshire in July last yearand comprises more than 1,500pieces of Anglo-Saxon goldand silver, the most valuabletreasure ever found in Britain. "It is essential that theStaffordshire Hoard should bekept and displayed in the areain which it was found,"commented Dame Judi. "Itwould have so much moremeaning to visitors and itwould be a great boost for the area."Antiques Roadshow2010 dates revealedThe dates of this year's BBCAntiques Roadshow have beenunveiled. They are as follows: April22 (Swindon Steam Museum) andApril 29 (Saltaire Victoria Hall); May14 (Beverly Minster) and May 20(Tatton Park); June 3 (BrightonCollege), June 10 (St Fagan'sOpen Air Museum of Welsh Life)and June 18 (Dartmouth BritanniaRoyal Naval College); July 1(Hutton-in-the-Forest), July 8(Chatsworth), July 15 (HatfieldHouse) and July 22 (HamptonCourt Castle near Leominster); andSeptember 2 (British Museum),September 9 (Blair Castle),September 16 (Charlecote Park),September 23 (WinchesterCathedral) and September 29(Colchester Town Hall).Images ©Leighton House Museum; and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery