From creative workshops to cosy café talks, there is always something going on at Dove Cottage.

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

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

14 Dec 2019

A Handmade Tale: The Arts and Crafts Movement and the Women of the Langdale Linen Industry

Jerwood Centre

Penelope Hemingway, author of Their Darkest Materials (2019), goes in search of the women who created and drove the Langdale linen industry’s success.

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17 Dec 2019

The Women Who Created the Cottonian Libraries

Learning Space

Wordsworth and Robert Southey owned books bound in beautiful cottons, their ‘Cottonian’ libraries. Who were the members of their families that fashioned them, and was Mary Wordsworth one of them?

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18 Dec 2019

Finishing The Prelude

Jerwood Centre

Pamela Woof, former President of the Wordsworth Trust, leads her literature classes on Wordsworth’s great autobiographical masterpiece The Prelude for a fourth and final year.

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19 Dec 2019

Discover Poetry

Learning Space

Enjoy some seasonal poetry and a cup of tea with Grasmere poet Polly Atkin.

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20 Dec 2019

Grasmere Residents Afternoon

Learning Space

Our annual afternoon with the residents of Grasmere village, as we celebrate the anniversary of William and Dorothy Wordsworth’s arrival at Dove Cottage in 1799.

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20 Dec 2019

Walking Home: A Celebration of Arrival

Grasmere

A walk from Ambleside to Grasmere celebrating William and Dorothy Wordsworth’s arrival at Dove Cottage 220 years ago.

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04 Jan 2020

An Afternoon with Grasmere History Group

Jerwood Centre

Grasmere History Group usher in the New Year by sharing stories and findings from ‘Grasmere’s History in 55 1/2 Buildings’, their extensive year-long project, soon to be published as a book.

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15 Jan 2020

Finishing The Prelude

Jerwood Centre

Pamela Woof, former President of the Wordsworth Trust, leads her literature classes on Wordsworth’s great autobiographical masterpiece The Prelude for a fourth and final year.

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