23 Nov 2019

Poetry and Blindness

Jerwood Centre

This talk by Professor Michael Bradshaw looks afresh at the lives and writings of Ann Batten Cristall, William Wordsworth and other Romantic-era writers, drawing upon the real experience of visual impairment.

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26 Nov 2019

The Wordsworths and Windermere Ferry

Café

Wordsworth frequently used the ferry as a schoolboy and a young man – what stories does it have to tell, and how has it changed over the centuries?

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27 Nov 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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03 Dec 2019

Wordsworth and the Grasmere Volunteers

Café

Why did Wordsworth enlist in the Grasmere Volunteers during the Napoleonic Wars – and what was being a volunteer like?

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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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