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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
Online Event,

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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June 2021

Edward Thomas Fellowship Virtual Study Day – 12 June 2021

June 12 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm BST
Online Event
£5 – £20

Fellowship members Matthew Oates and Guy Cuthbertson and the author and poet William Wootten are participating in an Edward Thomas Fellowship Virtual Study Day on Saturday 12 June 2021. The format for the day will be: 10:15 am - Introduction to the day and the first speaker 10:30 am - Speaker - Matthew Oates 11.45 am - Speaker - Guy Cuthbertson 1.00 pm (approx) - Break 2.00 pm - Speaker - William Wootten 3.15 pm (approx) - Close This is a ticketed events and tickets are available to purchase through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edward-thomas-fellowship-study-day-tickets-156239272871). As we are delivering the event through the Fellowship's Zoom account, ticket sales are initially being limited to 100 and are priced (for Fellowship members) at £10 each for the whole day or £5 per event. Non-member tickets are priced at £20 and £10 respectively. The topics for each speaker will be: Matthew Oates will talk about and…

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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. Owing to current Government Covid restrictions it will be limited to 30 pre-registered participants. Further details are available on the Annual Birthday Walk page.

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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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The Edward Thomas Literary Festival 2021

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - October 3 @ 7:00 pm BST
Petersfield Museum, Petersfield Museum
Petersfield,HampshireGU32 3HXUnited Kingdom
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https://edward-thomas-fellowship.org.uk/the-edward-thomas-literary-festival/  

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