Saturday 14th April

Much Marcle Memorial Hall
Much Marcle

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Spring Day

10:00 am    Assemble: coffee, tea
10:30 am    Some Roads lead to Dymock: Poet and critic Fred Beake will look at particular texts by various Dymock Poets, starting with Abercrombie’s Mary and the Bramble, which was written at Much Marcle, and consider how they fit into the trends of early twentieth century poetry in England.
11:45 am    The Land of the Poets: Environmentalist, writer and long-time FDP member Marion Shoard will examine the surroundings in which the Dymock Poets wrote and talked, comparing social and economic life then and now.
1:00 pm    Lunch (please book in advance)
2:15 pm    Tour of the Dymock Poets’ country: Marion Shoard will lead a tour looking at particular aspects of the countryside the poets would have known. We will make a number of stops, with short walks and talks at each.
4:30 pm    (approx) Return to Much Marcle Memorial Hall


Other Events of Interest

Poets Path Potter

Saturday 24 March 2018

Dymock Cricket Club, The Pound, Dymock GL18 2AD

The Poets Path Potter is a charity fund raising promotion for runners or walkers with a choice of five mainly off-road events of approximately 8 (two route options), 10, 16 and 26 miles (a marathon). All routes are rural, scenic and rolling, but surprisingly tough going across fields and paths which will be heavy under feet and probably with lots of mud and water. There are also lots of stiles and kissing gates so do not expect fast times and you will find it to be a very good test of fitness and stamina.

We are very grateful to the organisers, Ed & Phil Ltd who last year made a donation to the FDP, which we shall use to improve and maintain the Poets’ Paths in conjunction with the Windcross Paths Group. If you can help on the day - for example with registration or parking - please contact Richard Simkin.

For more details and to enter please see the RiderHQ website.



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