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July 2021

Annual Birthday Walk – 18 July 2021

July 18 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm BST
Bedales School, Church Rd, Steep,
Petersfield,GU32 2DGUnited Kingdom
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The Edward Thomas Birthday Walk will take place at 10:30 am on Sunday 18th July 2021. Participants should assemble in the car park of Bedales School, Church Road, Steep, GU32 2DG at 10:15am for a safety briefing. The walk (a fairly strenuous 5 ½ miler) will start at 10:30 am prompt and will include a visit to the memorial stone on the Shoulder of Mutton Hill. In order to minimize the risk from Covid-19, lunch will be eaten outside on the hill. Please bring your own packed lunch and a drink, as no drinks will be provided on the day. Members of the fellowship will read appropriate poems and prose during the walk. There will also be opportunity for participants to volunteer for a reading. It is important that any social distancing rules that may be in force at the time of the walk are observed. Please bring hand sanitizer…

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September 2021

Edward Thomas Literary Festival – 2021

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - October 3 @ 4:30 pm BST
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Planning is now underway for the 2021 Edward Thomas Literary Festival. This will take the form of 'live' and 'digital' events between Monday 27 September and Sunday 3rd October 2021. The Festival is being run in conjunction with Petersfield Museum. Details will appear on their website in due course as participants are confirmed. Events during the week commencing 27 September are likely to be mainly evening sessions. From Friday there will be sessions during the day. Saturday will be a full day of talks and readings, culminating in a joint session with the Robert Frost Society in America and the Edward Thomas Fellowship. Sunday is an additional day added for 2021. As it coincides with the inauguration of the Memorial Stone on the Shoulder of Mutton (2 October 1937) there will be a walk to the Memorial Stone in the morning (the rare photographs below show it being installed a…

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