Saturday 21st March

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

Walk: £5 members, £7 non-members
(price includes coffee and biscuits)

Talks: £16 members, £18 non-members
(price includes both talks and afternoon tea)

A Sandwich lunch is available for £4,
but must be booked in advance.

Click here to download the booking form.
Booking forms must be received in the post no later than Thursday 13 March 2015.

Spring Day

9:30  Arrival, coffee, tea and biscuits
10.00  Circular walk from Bromsberrow Village Hall,
led by Jackie Tweedale
12.30  Lunch (pre-booked)
2.00   Talk: Wilfred Owen and the Dymock Poets
Guy Cuthbertson
3.00   Coffee/Tea and cake
3.30   Talk: Eleanor Farjeon: A closer look
Anne Harvey
4.30   Reflections on the day with Richard Simkin,
Chairman of the Friends of the Dymock Poets


Saturday 3rd - Sunday 4th October

AGM Weekend

Please save the date in your diary.
Full details will be published nearer the time.


Other Events of Interest

Wednesday 11 February 2015

The Chaplain as War Poet? Studdert Kennedy and the First World War
University of Roehampton

A panel discussion of the war poetry of Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy - “Woodbine Willie”

Chaired by John Hall - Dean of Westminster
     Andrew Studdert Kennedy - the poet’s grandson
     Paul O’Prey - Vice-Chancellor, University of Roehampton
     Peter Howson - former army chaplain

Southlands Chapel, University of Roehampton
6pm on Wednesday 11th February (Tea and coffee from 5.30pm)

All Welcome


Weekend of 5 - 7 June 2015

Dymock Conference
University of Gloucestershire

This conference is being organised by the School of Humanities and the Special Collections and Archives, in conjunction with the Friends of the Dymock Poets and the Edward Thomas Society, in order to celebrate our shared interest in the Dymock Poets in the context of the First World War.

Friday afternoon/evening will include the premiere of a play about the Dymock Poets. This play is being written by postgraduate students on the MA Creative and Critical Writing, and supported by the Janet Trotter Trust. It will be a co-production of Eleven Places Theatre Company and Dreamshed Theatre Company. A conference dinner will follow.

On Saturday, there will be a mixture papers and presentations about the collection of papers held in the University, including Richard Emeny speaking on Edward Thomas and Jeff Cooper speaking on Lascelles Abercrombie. Other contributions will be made by academic staff in the School of Humanities. Lunch will be provided on Saturday and there will be a drinks Reception in the evening, with musical accompaniment.

On Sunday, the Friends of the Dymock Poets will host a walk around Dymock. Coach travel will be organised.

Francis Close Hall Campus, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham
Friday 5th to Sunday 7th June

Further details will be provided at the end of January, including the cost of the conference, but if you want you can register your interest.


Saturday 13 June 2015

A Celebration of May Hill
National Trust Event

2015 marks 100 years since the poet Edward Thomas began to compose his famous poem Words whilst sitting on May Hill. We’re celebrating all things arty that have been inspired by this beautiful landmark. The day will include displays of local art work and poetry - including pieces by the famous Dymock Poets. It will be a family day with the judging of the poetry competition (see below) and guided walks to the top of May Hill led by National Trust rangers and much more.

Connected with this is a poetry competition to be judged by a well-known poet with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd entries. Poems can be any length up to 40 lines and must relate to the landscape of May Hill. The closing date for submissions is 1st May 2015 and the entry fee is £5 for each poem. Please send cheques payable to the ‘National Trust’ with entries to The National Trust, Heart of the Cotswolds, Ebworth Centre, The Camp, Gloucestershire, GL6 7ES.

For more information, please email Jean Hume at the National Trust.

May Hill Village Hall and May Hill
10am to 4pm on Saturday 13th June

All Welcome




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