Events


October
2017


Saturday 14th October

Colwall Village Hall
Mill Lane
Colwall
Malvern
Herefordshire
WR13 6EQ

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AGM and Autumn Meeting

Details will be announced nearer the time.


April
2018


Saturday 14th April

Venue to be announced later


Spring Day

Details will be announced nearer the time.




 

Other Events of Interest


A Commemoration of Edward Thomas

Sunday 9 April, at 3.00pm

St Mary Magdalene Church, Adlestrop

This commemoration for Edward Thomas consists of talks and readings associated with the period from 1914 - 1917. This will be followed by light refreshments in the Village Hall.

For more information, please email victoriama.huxley@gmail.com.

 


Edward Thomas, 2017

Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 April 2017

Cardiff University

To mark the centenary of the death of Edward Thomas, Cardiff University are holding a major conference to celebrate and evaluate the work of Thomas, and to consider his role a hundred years on.

Please note: in the August newsletter we announced that FDP was to offer a Dymock Poets panel at the conference. Regrettably, we have had to withdraw this session, and have advised the organisers accordingly.

For information on the conference please see the conference announcement, and for programme details and registration please see the conference web page.

 


The Dark Earth and the Light Sky

Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 April 2017

The Market Theatre, Ledbury

Nick Dear’s play was premiered in the Almeida Theatre in November 2012 and reviewed by Simon Payton in newsletter number 58, and by Christopher Collier in newsletter number 59. The play covers the years leading up to Thomas’s death, involving his friendship with Robert Frost, his marriage to Helen and the mutual affection of Edward Thomas and Eleanor Farjeon. It is appropriate that, in this centenary year, Ledbury Amateur Dramatic Society should present the play in Ledbury.

For more details and booking please see the Market Theatre’s website.

 


Opening of the Edward Thomas Study Centre

Saturday 10 June 2017

Petersfield Museum

Petersfield Museum is creating an Edward Thomas Study Centre, to be based on the collection of books and documents assembled by the late Tim Wilton-Steer, offered on permanent loan to the Museum by his widow Hilary. The study centre will be housed in the old stable block, and will allow researchers to have access to the collection by appointment while the Learning and Community Engagement Officer will use the collection in schools and adult learning programmes. The Edward Thomas Fellowship intends to use the Museum as one of their venues for study days and events.

Details will be announced on the museum’s website nearer the time.

 


Ledbury Poetry Festival

30 June – 9 July 2017

For details see www.poetry-festival.co.uk, which also, provides links to downloadable recordings of events which took place in 2014, 2015 and 2016 – a chance to listen again, or to hear a talk that you missed.

 


 

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