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Make the most of your visit while attending this event and take a tour of Dove Cottage and gardens.
Part of: Dove Cottage Events
Me and Wordsworth
Dove Cottage & Garden
14 February 2017
11.00am - 12.00pm
£7 per person
We are very privileged to be able to use the houseplace of Dove Cottage as the Wordsworth family did – as a place to share a cup of tea and slices of toast together accompanied by lively conversation and an opportunity to learn something new. There are ten Dove Cottage Tuesdays talks this winter, four in December and six in February, and each discussion will be led by Wordsworth Trust staff and friends on a topic of their choice. The theme of this talk is the personal connections to Wordsworth felt by Cumbrian people today.
Me and Wordsworth, the fifth book by local author Ian Davidson, is an account of his relationship and response to Wordsworth, and how that has changed during his life. Ian grew up in the Lake District and became familiar with Wordsworth from an early age through his aunt, who had taught at Grasmere in the early 20th-century and heard first-hand about the poet from other local people. As we seek to reimagine Wordsworth in the run up to his 250th birthday in 2020, we want to know what Wordsworth means to local people. Come along to hear Ian’s view and share yours with us.
Ian Davidson is an author from Broughton Mills who has written a series of books about how life in Broughton, and Cumbria, has changed during his lifetime.
Cost: £7 (including tea and toast)
Booking in advance as essential as there are only 12 tickets available for each talk and they often sell out.