Upcoming Events

Picnic Tea with Mrs Hardy and the Suffragists

Tuesday 2nd August 2022. In the garden of Max Gate, the Hardie’s Dorchester home. Gates 4pm, performance starts 4.15pm. £3 entrance (incl. NT members). Bring a picnic and chair or blanket and meet Mrs Emma Hardy and her friends. The house will be closed, but the outside toilet will be available.


2022 – ‘Food and Festivities’
– Poetry, Storytelling and Song

Max Gate Gardens 4.15 pm £3 entrance

There is very limited seating, so please bring a chair with you.
You are welcome to bring a picnic.

Fieldwork and Festivities. Tues 28th June 2022.

The lives of Agricultural workers who brought food to table and the festivities that brightened their year, told in Poetry, Story and Folksong, from Hardy, Charles Causley, Walter De La Mare and many others. Tim Laycock is joining us.

(Programme Sue Worth and Sonia Morris)

Markets and Merrymaking. Tuesday 12th July 2022.

The business of gathering, buying, selling and getting foods to market, recounted in poetry, prose, song and memories, interwoven with merriment and tales romance that blossom in Summer.

(Programme Sue Worth and Sonia Morris)

Of Conjuring and Corn. Tuesday 16th August 2022.

Conjuring and Corn looks at grains and Bread, the staff of Life. of Reading the weather and protecting crops told in poetry, story, superstition and song.

(Programme Sue Worth and Sonia Morris)

Hard Times and Harvests. Tuesday 13th September 2022.

The cyclical celebrations, hard work and uncertainties of harvesting and the hardship that sometimes follows.

(Programme Sue Worth, Sonia Morris and Devina Symes)


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