From pop-up poetry events to behind-the-scenes tours of our research centre, there is always something going on at Dove Cottage.

We are also running a variety of talks and workshops this year, many of which centre around our theme of remarkable women.

You can view or download our autumn/winter What’s On brochure here.

18 Dec 2018

Discover Poetry

Dove Cottage

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

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18 Dec 2018

Romantics and the ‘Orient’

Dove Cottage

The Romantic era coincided with the ruthless expansion of British colonial influence in Asia. How did the Romantics feed upon stereotypes of a wild yet lavish ‘East’ – and how did they influence the Victorian obsession with the ‘Orient’?

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19 Dec 2018

Further Explorations in The Prelude 1805

Jerwood Centre

Explore Wordsworth’s masterpiece The Prelude with Pamela Woof in a series of literature classes.

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20 Dec 2018

Grasmere Residents’ Afternoon in Dove Cottage

Dove Cottage

We invite Grasmere residents to join us in Dove Cottage for roaring fires, mulled wine, mince pies and carols by candlelight to celebrate the anniversary of William and Dorothy Wordsworth arriving at Dove Cottage for the first time.

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05 Jan 2019

An Afternoon with Grasmere History Group

Jerwood Centre

An afternoon celebrating the achievements of our local history group.

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16 Jan 2019

Further Explorations in The Prelude 1805

Jerwood Centre

Explore Wordsworth’s masterpiece The Prelude with Pamela Woof in a series of literature classes.

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19 Jan 2019

New Views for a New Year

Jerwood Centre

Explore our collection in this lively session with creative artists based in Cumbria.

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05 Feb 2019

Grasmere History Group

Jerwood Centre

A meeting of local history enthusiasts.

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