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March 2019

Edward Thomas Memorial Stone, Shoulder of Mutton Hill, Steep, Hampshire

Edward Thomas Birthday Walk

3rd March 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm GMT
Bedales School, Church Rd, Steep,
Petersfield,GU32 2DGUnited Kingdom
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Image Credit and copyright: Matt Cook Join us for a fairly strenuous morning walk of some 4.5 miles meeting at Bedales Car Park from 10.00 am for a prompt 10.30 am start. This walk will include a climb up the Shoulder of Mutton Hill and a stop at the Edward Thomas Memorial Stones for some readings from his work. Returning to Steep Village Hall for lunch (bring your own) where there will be an opportunity to meet other Fellowship and committee members and watch a screening of the Award-winning 'Home to the Hangers' short film by A.D. Cooper. In the afternoon there will be a shorter walk of some 2.5 miles starting at 2.30 pm, again from Bedales Car Park, and returning to Steep Church around 3.45 pm for refreshments and the Fellowship AGM. For more information including routes, directions and maps of the day please refer to the Edward…

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September 2019

John Clare Society Study Day

21st September 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:15 pm BST
Helpston Village Hall, 7 West Street
Helpston,PE6 7DU
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The John Clare Society are hosting a joint Study Day with the Edward Thomas Fellowship at Helpston, near Peterborough. The title for the day is "Two Roads Converge" and will take place at Helpston Village Hall, 7 West Street, Helpston, Near Peterborough, PE6 7DU. Arrival and registration is between 9.30 am and 10.00 am.

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October 2020

The Edward Thomas Literary Festival

1st October 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3rd October 2020 @ 9:00 pm BST
Petersfield Museum online, Petersfield Museum
Petersfield,HampshireGU32 3HXUnited Kingdom
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Petersfield Museum presents In association with The Edward Thomas Fellowship The Edward Thomas Literary Festival 2020 (Digital) This three-day digital event (1st-3rd October) looks at the life and work of Edward Thomas. It will expand and explore not only his own literary work but how he has inspired others. His love of nature and his sense of place and belonging will also be studied. Over 20 renowned poets, writers, and academics are taking part. They will include: Daljit Nagra, Kathryn Bevis, Matthew Hollis, the Friends of the Dymock Poets and the Robert Frost Society. New poets such as Jade Cuttle who has recently appeared on BBC's 'The Verb' with Simon Armitage will also be appearing. Jade will be using new techniques she has devised to tune into 'the chatter of plants' in her fascinating session. The event also features ‘2 Poets, 1 Conversation: Andrew Motion and Michael Longley' as the…

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March 2021

‘March’ – a reading with and talk by Matthew Oates

March 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm GMT
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Join Edward Thomas Fellowship member and nature poet and writer Matthew Oates as he reads and talks about Edward Thomas' poem 'March' on Sunday 21 March 2021, in a separate event following the Fellowship's AGM. Matthew Oates is a well-known broadcaster and ecologist with a particular passion for butterflies. What is perhaps less well-known is his nature writing and poetry which has been led by his interest in and love for the work of another nature and writer and poet - Edward Thomas. As many, particularly Fellowship members, will be aware, Edward Thomas lived from 1878 to 1917 and was killed at the First Battle of Arras on Easter Monday 1917. At that time he was a renowned literary critic and writer of what may be loosely termed 'travel' books, although they were perhaps more concerned with the nature and landscapes he saw as he travelled. At the time of…

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