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.

23 Oct 2019

Rucksack of Rhymes: Autumn

Lower Rotunda

William and Dorothy loved nature and the changing seasons. Explore some of their poems and words through songs, actions and crafts this autumn time.

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30 Oct 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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31 Oct 2019

From the Charnel-House to the Future of Law Enforcement – It’s Franken Time!

Jerwood Centre

This Halloween, Richard Stanton takes us on a journey through some of his favourite modern reinterpretations of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

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02 Nov 2019

‘A Creature Doomed to Despair’: Anxiety, Depression and Feeling with Sara Coleridge

Jerwood Centre

In this talk Dr Jo Taylor introduces some of Sara Coleridge’s most moving works, and uses them to explore how anxiety and depression can be – sometimes simultaneously – a personal curse and a creative blessing.

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05 Nov 2019

The Hidden Life of Sara Coleridge

Café

What did Dorothy Wordsworth write about Sara Coleridge (wife of Samuel Taylor Coleridge) in her letters, and why was she so critical of her?

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05 Nov 2019

Grasmere History Group

Jerwood Centre

A meeting of local history enthusiasts.

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07 Nov 2019

Dove Cottage Poets

Learning Space

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

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09 Nov 2019

Hedgerow Herbalist

Learning Space

Find the beauty in winter and learn to identify seasonal plants in their natural habitats – as well as create your own items to take home!

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