Events


October
2014


Saturday 4th October

Ann Cam School
Bayfield Gardens,
Dymock GL18 2BH

 

For ticket prices and to reserve places, please email the FDP’s Secretary.


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   Songs and poetry of World War 1, part 1
by choirs directed by William Coleman
with readings by Peter Carter
3.00   Refreshments
3.30   Songs and poetry of World War 1, part 2
4.30   Close

 


Sunday 5th October

Hellens, Much Marcle HR8 2LY.


AGM Weekend Day 2

10.00   Walk: Hellens, Much Marcle and Hallwood Green.
Led by Marion Shoard and Ray Canham

 

The Quaker Meeting House
Orchard Road
Great Malvern

 

For ticket prices and to reserve places, please email the FDP’s Secretary.

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

March
2015


Saturday 21st March

Bromsberrow Village Hall,
Albright Lane, Bromsberrow,
Ledbury HR8 1RZ.

 

Full details will be published
nearer the time.


Spring Day

10.30  Walk, led by Jackie Tweedale
12.30  Lunch
2.00   Talk: Guy Cuthbertson on
Wilfred Owen and the Dymock Poets
3.00   Refreshments
3.30   Talk: Anne Harvey on Eleanor Farjeon
4.30   Close



 

Other Events of Interest

October 2014

Gloucestershire Libraries Remembers WW1: The Dymock Poets
Jeff Cooper

Jeff Cooper presents a talk about the Dymock poets and their WW1 influences, including questions and readings and a display of WW1 poetry books.

All welcome - free event - refreshments provided.
7:30pm on Monday 6th October at Newent Library.
For more details and pre-booking, please email Katrina Keir, the Gloucester Archives’ Local & Family History Librarian.

Once they lived in Gloucestershire: The Dymock Poets in 1914
Linda Hart

An illustrated talk on the six poets and their friends who lived around Dymock at the beginning of The Great War.
Linda is Founder of the Friends of the Dymock Poets and author of A Dymock Poets Anthology.

Tickets: £7: reserved seats.
3pm on Sunday 12th October at The Coach House Theatre, Malvern.
For more details, see the Autumn in Malvern Festival’s website.

Gloucestershire Libraries Remembers WW1: F.W. Harvey: The First World War’s POW Poet
Grant Repshire

Grant Repshire will give a talk on F.W. Harvey, including readings of his poetry by The Harvey Society. This is an opportunity to find out more about local Forest poet F. W. Harvey and his war time experiences and poetry. Grant Repshire recently catalogued the F.W. Harvey Archive at Gloucestershire Archives and is currently working on his Phd thesis entitled FW Harvey and the First World War. His talk will begin with a short look at the life of F.W. Harvey, followed by a description of the F.W. Harvey papers and how they were discovered and made available at Gloucestershire Archives. The talk will then present new information that has been discovered about the poet through his papers, with a particular emphasis on his place in the canon of First World War poetry as ‘The POW Poet’.

All welcome - free event - refreshments provided.
3:30pm on Saturday 18th October at Coleford Library.
For more details and pre-booking, please email Katrina Keir, the Gloucester Archives’ Local & Family History Librarian.

Walking Literature Workshop
Anna Stenning & Ruth Stacey

This workshop will address the recent flourishing of literature on walking, including that by Robert Macfarlane, Edward Thomas, Richard Mabey, Rebecca Solnitt and Linda Cracknell. The seminar will conclude with an hour-long walk to locations that may or may not be familiar to attendees, but which will be ‘defamiliarised’ through the process of literary walking, and will offer participants to test out their own ideas for walking-inspired writing.

Suggested price: £30, including refreshments.
10am to 1pm on Saturday 25th October at Burgage Hall, Ledbury.
For more details and pre-booking, please email Anna Stenning.

Behind the Lines: A World War One Anthology
Gabriel Woolf & Linda Hart

Read from poetry and prose written by men and women, young and old, combatants and observers.
Hear their story in their own words.

Tickets: £10: unreserved seats.
2pm on Sunday 26th October at Malvern Theatres Cinema.
For more details, see the Autumn in Malvern Festival’s website.

 

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