William Barnes at Stock Gaylard Oak Fair

Please do come along and join us on Sunday 27th August at St Barnabas Church, midday and again at 3:30pm and enjoy a little of the great man, William Barnes.

Sunday 27th August 2017

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The Alliance of Literary Societies

The ALS is the umbrella organisation for literary societies/groups in the UK. We were formed in 1973 and currently have around 125 members.

The Churches Conservation Trust

The national charity protecting historic churches at risk. We care for over 350 irreplaceable buildings which attract almost 2 million visitors a year.

Dorset County Museum

The Dorset County Museum has a vast collection of geological and archaeological artefacts, natural history, rural crafts, folklore and a writer’s gallery including the world’s finest collection on Thomas Hardy.

Sturminster Newton Museum and Mill

Small local museum showing aspects of life in a country market town. The working mill still grinds flour in a traditional way using a 1904 turbine. Milling days arranged for visitors during the season.

Thomas Hardy Society

The Thomas Hardy Society is an educational Charity founded in 1968 with the intention of promoting public knowledge and understanding of the life and works of the Dorset poet and novelist to anyone with an interest in Thomas Hardy anywhere in the world. It is a Society as much for the lay-enthusiast as the scholar, student or general reader

New Hardy Players

The New Hardy Players were formed in 2005 to celebrate the works of Dorset's world famous and much loved author and poet Thomas Hardy.  A friendly and supportive group from all walks of Dorset life, the players meet throughout the year to perform work  written by Dorset writers, and to enjoy each others company. The annual Hardy related play is rehearsed and performed during the spring and summer months. The autumn winter and spring months bring performances from a feast of Dorset Voices that include Hardy, Barnes and new work written by the groups talented writers

The Folklore Society

Look here for the folklore of traditional music, song, dance and drama, narrative, arts and crafts, customs and belief, popular religion, traditional and regional food, folk medicine, children's folklore, traditional sayings, proverbs and rhymes.

Notes and Queries for Somerset and Dorset

Notes and Queries for Somerset and Dorset has been published in unbroken sequence since 1888. During that time it has recorded evidence on the history, archaeology, architecture, antiquities, genealogy, heraldry, literature, dialect, customs and folklore of the two counties. This provides material of permanent value to all those interested in the the west of England, and in these topics generally. The journal is especially useful to the growing number of people actively interested in local and family history.

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William Barnes at Stock Gaylard Oak Fair Please do come along and join us on Sunday 27th August at St Barnabas Church, midday and again at 3:30pm and enjoy a little of the great man, William Barnes. Sunday 27th August 2017
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
A celebration of William Barnes: The Dorset Poet in music, poetry and song A celebration of William Barnes: The Dorset Poet in music, poetry and song Tuesday 19th September 2017

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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

Dorsetshire Customs, & C.

Dorsetshire Customs, & C.Dorsetshire Customs, & C. Dorsetshire Customs, & C. by William Barnes. Harvest Home, Hay making, Matrimonial Oracles, Midsummer Eve, Peace in 1814, Country Pairs, Perambulations

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