Keepen Up O' Chris'mas

Festive celebrations in words and music. Refreshments: Christmas cake, chocolate log, mince pies and more.

Tuesday 12th December 2017

From Sunday 8th October 2017 10:30 until Sunday 8th October 2017 12:00

Morning Service of Remembrance

Willam Barnes Society morning church service to commemorate William Barnes death (7th October 1886). Followed by laying floral tributes and dialect reading at his statue.

For further information please contact the secretary via the contact page

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Forthcoming events

Keepen Up O' Chris'mas Festive celebrations in words and music. Refreshments: Christmas cake, chocolate log, mince pies and more. Tuesday 12th December 2017
What’s the point of William Barnes in 21st Century? A talk by Dr Richard Bradbury 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 Talk, Music and Poetry with Philip Humphries Tuesday 15th May 2018

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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
Crossways Library opens its doors to welcome William Barnes Poetry On 19th September 2017, a group of William Barnes Society members gave an evening of poetry, music and song at Crossways Library for the Local History Group and guests. Wednesday 20th September 2017
Stock Gaylard Oak Fair 2017 Once again Members of the William Barnes Society were invited on August 27th to The Stock Gaylard Oak Fair. for the special event celebrating woodcraft, timber, conservation and the countryside. Monday 28th August 2017

The Folk-Lore of William Barnes

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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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