Literary Lives: The Infants Grammar

Literary Lives: The Infants' Grammar by Alan Chedzoy at the Dorset County Museum

Thursday 14th September 2017

Become a member

Annual subscription

  • £10.00  single

  • £12.00  double (for couple at the same address)

Members will receive:

  • Membership Card with Event List

  • Twice-yearly Newsletter containing details of the latest news, upcoming activities and events

  • Invites to excursions and events throughout the year.

Here are some of the activities and benefits which members of the society enjoy: 

  • Celebrating the life of William Barnes

  • Supporting and encouraging the passing on of knowledge of Dorset’s cultural heritage

  • Supporting literary students in their quest for learning about William Barnes’s life and poetry

  • Readings of Barnes’ poetry, in National English and Dorset dialect at Dorset related events

  • Exploring folklore, customs and rural traditions

  • Members Summer Lunch

  • Outings and events to Barnes related places

  • Organised readings, lectures and slide shows

  • Evenings of folk music, readings and poetry

 

Payment is due on 1st August. (for a new member who joins after the 31st March, membership remains in force until 1st July in the following year)

Please apply by letter, signed by each applicant with a cheque, made payable to: William Barnes Society.

Click here to download the application form

 

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Forthcoming events

Literary Lives: The Infants Grammar Literary Lives: The Infants' Grammar by Alan Chedzoy at the Dorset County Museum Thursday 14th September 2017
Celebrating William Barnes with Tim Laycock and Friends Music and Poetry reading in the garden of Thomas Hardy's Max Gate Saturday 16th September 2017
Morning Service of Remembrance Morning church service to commemorate William Barnes death. Sunday 8th October 2017
Willam Barnes Society Annual General Meeting Followed by performances by John Blackmore entitled West Country Sound and Song Tuesday 10th October 2017

Latest news

Tea, Scones and Poetry William Barnes Society Poetry Readings and Cream Tea at Pine Lodge Farm Tea Rooms, Bockhampton, Dorchester. Sunday 16th July 2017
William Barnes Society 2017 Annual Summer Lunch The society annual Summer lunch took place on Saturday 24th June at Cerne Abbas Village Hall, Dorset. Tuesday 27th June 2017
An evening to celebrate the Life and Works of William Barnes As part of Sherborne Literary Festival, a celebration of William Barnes by members of the William Barnes Society at Raleigh Hall, Sherborne, Dorset. Friday 9th June 2017
Annual Service of Remembrance of Dorset Poet A service in honour of the Dorset dialect poet William Barnes was held at St Peter’s Church at Winterborne Came near Dorchester. Sunday 23rd April 2017

The Folk-Lore of William Barnes

The Folk-Lore of William BarnesThe Folk-Lore of William Barnes The Folk-Lore of William Barnes by John Symonds Udal

Dorset Dialect Trails Playing Cards

Dorset Dialect Trails Playing CardsDorset Dialect Trails Playing Cards A unique set of playing cards celebrating the historic town of Dorchester and poet, William Barnes. Each card contains a visual reference to Dorchester and a Dorset dialect word.
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