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.

21 Nov 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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21 Nov 2018

Indigo Dreams: Geraldine Green & Kerry Darbishire

Jerwood Centre

Take a journey of seasons, sounds and tastes as Geraldine Green and Kerry Darbishire read from their new collections published by Indigo Dreams, weaving and unravelling stories of life, landscape and journeying.

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22 Nov 2018

Annual London Lecture: ‘A Daedalus for the Romantic Era? Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’

Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Professor Fiona Sampson, author of ‘In Search of Mary Shelley’, considers this fascinating question in our annual London lecture.

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01 Dec 2018

‘Active Climbers of the Hills’: Women in the Mountains, 1787-1829

Jerwood Centre

Women were a driving force in the invention of mountaineering in the Romantic period. Professor Simon Bainbridge introduces these pioneering women climbers and describes their adventurous ascents.

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04 Dec 2018

‘Oh! Just, subtle, and mighty opium!’

Dove Cottage

Former Dove Cottage tenant Thomas De Quincey led a troubled life – from his falling out with the Wordsworths to a tumultuous career with The Westmorland Gazette. But how many of these misfortunes stemmed from his decades-long opium addiction?

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04 Dec 2018

Grasmere History Group

Jerwood Centre

This month Victoria Stevens ACR visits us to talk about historic library and archive conservation.

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04 Dec 2018

The Third Lake Poet: rediscovering Robert Southey

Dove Cottage

Now remembered for writing the first version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and for telling Charlotte Brontë not to pursue a literary career, who was Robert Southey – and why has history been so unkind to him?

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06 Dec 2018

Dove Cottage Poets

Foyle Room

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

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