Victorian Fayre

William Barnes Society Fund-Raising Event to celebrate the life of William Barnes the Dorset dialect poet.

Saturday 24th February 2018

From Saturday 15th September 2018 14:30 until Saturday 15th September 2018 16:00

Max Gate, Alington Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2FN

Celebrating William Barnes with Tim Laycock and Friends

Celebrating William Barnes with Tim Laycock, together with dialect readers, from around the county in programme of words and music in the garden of Thomas Hardy's Max Gate, by courtesy of the National Trust.

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Celebrating William Barnes with Tim Laycock and Friends
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Victorian Fayre William Barnes Society Fund-Raising Event to celebrate the life of William Barnes the Dorset dialect poet. Saturday 24th February 2018
What’s the point of William Barnes in 21st Century? For the many years of the dominance of Received Pronunciation (RP) it was easy to see William Barnes as an irrelevant eccentric. With more recent developments in linguistics, and a growing interest in national and regional diversity, it may be time for Barnes to reclaim his place as a significant figure in the world!! Dr Richard Bradbury will also discuss his more socially engaged prose works. Tuesday 27th March 2018
Annual Service of Remembrance of William Barnes Morning service, with dialect reading and wreath laying at William Barnes and and his daughter Laura grave Sunday 22nd April 2018
The Serpent and it’s Local Connections Come an listen to musician, Philip Humphries talk on the history and development of the strange bass wind instrument known as the 'Serpent' due to its curious shape. This talk will be interspersed with music and poetry. Tuesday 15th May 2018

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Come, so’s, an’ buy at Fancy Feäir Traditional Victorian Fayre, a William Barnes Society Fund-Raising event to celebrate the life of William Barnes, Dorset dialect poet Monday 19th February 2018
William Barnes and My Father Sam Jeffrey has very kindly donated The Poems of William Barnes Edited by Bernard Jones Vol 1 in Dorset Dialect and The Poems of William Barnes Edited by Bernard Jones Vol 2 in National English to the Society. Sunday 28th January 2018
John Blackmore captivates Society members Following the recent William Barnes Society Annual General Meeting, John Blackmore presented 'Music and Song' to the audience. Sunday 15th October 2017
Service of Remembrance to William Barnes On Sunday 8h October 2017 10:30am, at St Peter’s Church, Dorchester, the Morning Service to commemorate the anniversary of the death of William Barnes took place. It was followed by a wreath laying at the statute. Monday 9th October 2017

Social Changes in the 1830's

Social Changes in the 1830'sSocial Changes in the 1830's Social Changes in the 1830's by Marion Tait. William Barnes insight into Social Change and upheaval in the 1830’s can be found in the following eclogues. The eclogues present discussions and at least two viewpoints. They give a detailed picture of social conditions and the society of the land folk.

Music

MusicMusic Many of Barnes' poems have been set to music, most famously 'Linden Lea' by Ralph Vaughan Williams
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