From pop-up poetry events to themed guided walks, there is always something going on at Dove Cottage.

You can view or download our spring/summer What’s On brochure here.

We advise that you pre-book all events, even the free ones.

18 Jun 2019

Reimagining Wordsworth On Tour

Seaton Library

This year we are taking Wordsworth on the road! Our free pop-up sessions will introduce William Wordsworth, his sister Dorothy, and their life at Dove Cottage in Grasmere.

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22 Jun 2019

‘What is Natural?’

Jerwood Centre

When human impact on the environment is leading us toward the point of no return, are we ready to accept nature as our teacher? This full day of events holds the natural world at its heart: how we inhabit it, how we are inspired by it, how we have failed it – and how we can sustain it.

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27 Jun 2019

Discover Poetry

Rydal Mount, Rydal, Ambleside, LA22 9LU

Enjoy some poetry and a cup of tea by the fire with Grasmere poet Polly Atkin.

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28 Jun 2019

Rucksack of Rhymes at Theatre by the Lake: High Hills and Mighty Mountains

Theatre by the Lake, Lakeside, Keswick, CA12 5DJ

Explore a short poem by Wordsworth through songs, rhymes and a story. Then unpack our rucksack of toys to play with and make your own special craft to take home.

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02 Jul 2019

Grasmere History Group

Jerwood Centre

A meeting of local history enthusiasts.

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03 Jul 2019

Reimagining Wordsworth On Tour

Cockermouth Library

This year we are taking Wordsworth on the road! Our free pop-up sessions will introduce William Wordsworth, his sister Dorothy, and their life at Dove Cottage in Grasmere.

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04 Jul 2019

Dove Cottage Poets

Lower Rotunda

A relaxed afternoon of reading, writing and talking about contemporary poetry.

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04 Jul 2019

Introducing…the Garden

Dove Cottage garden

Come along to this short session to explore Dove Cottage garden and learn about its history.

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