03 Dec 2019

Grasmere History Group

Jerwood Centre

A meeting of local history enthusiasts.

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05 Dec 2019

Dove Cottage Poets

Learning Space

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

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10 Dec 2019

Wordsworth and the French Revolution

Café

In France at the heart of the Revolution, how did Wordsworth’s experiences affect his life, politics and poetry?

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11 Dec 2019

Yuletide Traditions

Learning Space

Explore the Yuletide traditions and rituals connected to seasonal plants that can be found in Dove Cottage garden and the surrounding woodland, and create decorative items to take home with you!

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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

Café

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 by the fire with Grasmere poet Polly Atkin.

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