Sunday 6th April

Copa Pub, 66 Regent Street,
Cheltenham GL50 1HA.

The Dymock Poets

Talk on The Dymock Poets with readings.
Part of the Cheltenham Poetry Festival.
Jeff Cooper


Tuesday 24th June


Trip to Adlestrop

Adlestrop was immortalised by Edward Thomas’s poem Adlestrop, which describes an uneventful journey he took on 24 June 1914 on an Oxford to Worcester express. Thomas was on his way with his wife Helen to see fellow Dymock poet Robert Frost. The train made an unscheduled stop at Adlestrop station. He did not alight from the train, but describes a moment of calm pause in which he heard “all the birds of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire”.

Details will be announced nearer the time.

Additionally, The village of Adlestrop is running a poetry competition inspired by Thomas’ poem.
The closing date for this is 30th April.
For more details, see below.


Saturday 30th August

H Weston & Sons Ltd
Much Marcle

Poets’ Cider Supper Centenary

Commemoration of the poets’ cider supper at Glyn Iddens with Eleanor Farjeon.
Ticket price: approx. £20 a head, to include a half pint of cider

Details will be announced nearer the time.


Saturday 4th October

Ann Cam School
Bayfield Gardens,

Full details will be announced
nearer the time.

AGM Weekend Day 1

10.00  Coffee and Tea
10.30  AGM
11.30  Talk: Jean Moorcroft Wilson on Edward Thomas at war
12.30  Lunch
2.00   Choral concert and poetry readings by Severn Voices
(dir. William Coleman) and Peter Carter (part 1)
3.00   Refreshments
3.30   Choral concert and poetry readings (part 2)
4.30   Close


Sunday 5th October

The Quaker Meeting House
Orchard Road
Great Malvern

Full details will be announced
nearer the time.

AGM Weekend Day 2

10.00  Walk
3.00   Talk: Jean Moorcroft Wilson on Siegfried Sassoon
Autumn in Malvern Festival event sponsored by the FDP

Other Events of Interest

April 2014

Adlestrop Poetry Competition
Organised by village of Adlestrop
Closing Date 30th April 2014

The competition marks the centenary of the journey Edward Thomas took which resulted in his writing ‘Adlestrop’.

Entrants should write a poem of 16 lines inspired by the original poem.

Judge: PJ Kavanagh
Prize: £400 and publication on the village of Adlestrop’s website and Cotswold Life.
Entry Fee: £10 per poem

For full details visit or write to:
Competition Organiser, Windrush House, 12 Main Street, Adlestrop, Moreton in Marsh, GL56 0UN. Tel: 01608 659328.

September 2014

British Poetry of the First World War
Wadham College Oxford, Friday 5th to Sunday 7th September 2014

International conference at Oxford, open to everyone with an interest in the poetry and poets of the Great War.
Organised by the English Association

For more details, see the Conference’s website.


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