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.

19 Jan 2019

New Views for a New Year: Creating the Lake District

Jerwood Centre

In the first of our three themed workshops, the artists explore the creation of the Lake District – including the flooding of Thirlmere in the early 1900s and the recent zipwire controversy.

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01 Feb 2019

Rucksack of Rhymes: Cumbrian Animals

Keswick Children's Centre, Trinity Way, Cumbria, CA12 4HZ

In a special split session with Theatre by the Lake, Zoe McLain from the Wordsworth Trust reads from her Rucksack of Rhymes about Cumbrian animals and Becky Cole reads from a favourite story book. 

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05 Feb 2019

Grasmere History Group

Jerwood Centre

A meeting of local history enthusiasts.

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07 Feb 2019

Dove Cottage Poets: An Afternoon with Katie Hale

Jerwood Centre

A special reading and workshop with February Poet-in-Residence Katie Hale.

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09 Feb 2019

New Views for a New Year: Tourism and the Rural Idyll

Jerwood Centre

In the second of our three themed workshops, the artists explore tourism and the rural idyll – revealing how artists and writers have created the Lake District for us.

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13 Feb 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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16 Feb 2019

Iain Bain: A Celebration

Jerwood Centre

An afternoon of talks and tributes reflecting on the life, work and legacy of a remarkable man.

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18 Feb 2019

The Night Sky: Rucksack of Rhymes & Activities and Crafts

Penrith Library

Fun and educational activities for children exploring the night sky and Wordsworth’s poetry.

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