The New Hardy Players bring the stories of Thomas Hardy to life through evocative dramatisations of his work

2019 Events 


‘Tea with Mr Hardy and Hamo Thornycroft’ Wednesday 18th and Friday 20th September at 3.45pm

We will be going back to 1895 to take Tea on the lawn with Mr Hardy and Mrs Emma Hardy. The main guest will be Hamo Thornycroft, the eminent sculptor whose works include Alfred the Great in Winchester and Oliver Cromwell in Westminster.

Poetry for Armistice Day’ Sunday 10th November – 2.00pm and 3.00pm

A selection of poetry on War by Thomas Hardy and the Great War poets that he inspired.

‘Festive Frolics’ Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December 11.30am, 12.30pm and 2.15pm Seasonal poetry, carols and a Mummers play,  inspired by the groups of visitors to Max Gate in 1920

Normal National Trust admittance prices apply to Teas, Events and Poetry readings plus a suggested donation to the NHP.


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