15 March - 8 June: John Clare and The Shepherd's
Calendar. At Northampton Museum, Guildhall Road, Northampton. Wonderful exhibition, including
works by Peter Newcombe illustrating Clare's acclaimed collection of poems.
1 April: the Trollope Society
are holding a seminar on The Last Chronicle of Barset, in London. For detail, contact email@example.com.
2 April: The Epsom & Ewell Literary Society
is holding an illustrated lecture at the Epsom Playhouse, from 7.30 pm to about 9.30 pm. Ian Thompson on Bletchley
Park - The Code Breakers. He is a guide at Bletchley, home of the WW2 code breakers. For more detail visit
www.bletchleypark.org.uk and www.epsomlit.org.uk.
4 April: The Chichester Literary Society is holding a talk on 'Conversations from
the Green Room', by Al Senter. Details at www.chichesterliterarysociety.co.uk.
10 April: The Poet in the City Chaucer event: featuring Lavinia Greenlaw and Patience Agbabi
at Southwark Cathedral. Detail at www.poetinthecity.co.uk.
- 13 April: The George Borrow Society: Conference
to be held at the Bull Hotel, Westgate, Peterborough. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 27 April: The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum and Bookshop in Lichfield, Staffs are running trails and competitions
for young visitors from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Standard entry free of charge.
13 April: The Galloway Raiders, Crockett and the Kirk on the Hill, at 2.30
pm at Castle Douglas Parish Church Hall. Free event and all welcome. More detail at www.gallowayraiders.co.uk.
14 April: The Poet in the City P G Wodehouse event. Poetry and Songs, at Kings Place,
London. Detail at www.poetinthecity.co.uk.
15 April: the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum
and Bookshop in Lichfield, Staffs, are holding art workshops from 6.30pm
to 8.30pm, at a charge of £10 for the workshop including materials.
16 April: The Galloway Raiders are organising a walk, picnic and reading in Bennan
Woods. Meet at Laurieston Memorial at 11am. Bring your own food and wear appropriate clothing.
At 6.30pm there will the launch of The Galloway Collection at Wigtown County Building.
17 April: The Galloway
Raiders are meeting at Threave Estate at noon for a walk, picnic and reading. Bring your own food. At
6.30pm there will be Bringing Crockett Home at Castle Douglas Town Hall.
The Galloway Raiders are meeting at Clatteringshaws at noon for a walk, picnic and reading. Bring your own
food. More detail at www.gallowayraiders.co.uk.
23 April: The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum and Bookshop in Lichfield, Staffs are holding a late night opening from 4.30pm to 7.30pm with book giveaway, readings, book sale, activities
for all ages, and the chance to meet inspiring local authors - all to celebrate World Book Night.
26 April: The Powys Society is holding a meeting at the Brandon House Hotel in Brandon,
Norfolk, to discuss the Norfolk chapters of Powys's novel A Glastonbury Romance. Free event and
all welcome. Starts at 10.30am.
27 April: The Trollope Society is holding a walk in
the footsteps of Anthony Trollope, in London. For more detail contact email@example.com.
10 May - 22 June: At Peterborough museum in Priestgate, Peterborough. An exhibition of
John Clare archives: 'The John Clare Collection'. Opening times Tuesday-Sundy 10 am - 5 pm.
Saturday 10 May: 10am - 4pm.
1 May: Talk at Northampton museum: Peter Newcombe
about painting, and Jon-Paul Carr about the John Clare Collection.
2 May: The Chichester
Literary Society is holding a talk 'A Cowardly Evening' (Noel Coward in words and song), by John Clegg.
For detail go to
7 May: The Epsom & Ewell Literary Society is holding an illustrated lecture at the
Epsom Playhouse, from 7.30 pm to about 9.30 pm. This follows on from the AGM at 7.10 pm. Monica Weller Ruth
Ellis - Her Secret Double Life. This is the story of the last woman to be hanged in Britain. For more detail
10 May: The Anthony Powell Society are meeting at The Audley in Mount Street, London from 12.30
hrs to 15.30 hrs for refreshments and good company. Non-members are most welcome. Booking not required.
Further details from firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 May: All day reading of John Clare's poems in many places associated
with Clare in Northampton: All Saints Church, Museum, Guildhall, Library, and more, starting at All
Saints Church at 10 am and ending at 3.30 pm. Featuring Pennyless, the folk group.
17 May: The John
Clare Society is holding a concert at St John's Church, Market Square, Peterborough. The Fairhaven Singers are one of East Anglia's foremost chamber choirs - from the sacred to the secular. This
concert features an exciting new commissioned setting of Clare's poems. The world famous composer, writer and conductor,
Somtow Sucharitkul is the composer, and it will be a wonderful evening of music related to those aspects of life which were
so important to Clare. Visit the website for detail of how to book tickets.
17 May: Mini
talks on the vignettes of Thomas Bewick at Commercial Union House, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle on Tyne,
by the Bewick Society chairman Peter Quinn. Admission free. Time to be confirmed. Contact email@example.com.
17 May: The Chichester Literary Society are holding a London literary walk. Southwark
with Charles Kay: In the Footsteps of Shakespeare and Dickens. Details at www.chichesterliterarysociety.co.uk.
18 May: At All Saints Church, Northampton, special evening service focussing
on John Clare. Premiere by the All Saints Choir of the winning choral composition of one of Clare's
20 May: At Northampton Library, evening talk by Alan Moore on
26 May: A Poet in the City event. Seamus Heaney tribute,
hosted by Bernard O'Donoghue at Kings Place, London. For detail visit www.poetinthecity.co.uk.
31 May - 1 June: The ALS AGM weekend in Canterbury with the Christopher Marlowe
Society. Watch this space for more detail.
30 - 31 May: John Clare in Space: Poetry, Nature
and Contemporary Culture at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford. Visit www.english-languages.brookes.ac.uk/conferences/2014/John-Clare.
30 May: A Poet in the City event. Viking sagas, featuring leading Icelandic
poet Gerdur Kristny, at the British Museum. For detail visit www.poetinthecity.co.uk.
6 June: The Chichester Literary Society is holding a special ticketed
event to commemorate WWI. 'Behind the Lines' takes place at St George's Church, Cleveland Road, Chichester,
at 7pm for 7.30pm. Gabriel Woolf and Linda Hart are the speakers and they will read from the works of soldier poets
including Wilfred Owen, Edward Thomas and Ivor Gurney. Tickets cost £10 - tel 01243 537646 or visit www.chichesterliterarysociety.co.uk.
7 June: The 11th annual Arnold Bennett conference, Death, Fire, Life: AB's Short Stories,
from 9.30 am to 5.30pm at North Staffs Conference Centre in Hartshill, near Stoke on Trent. Details on their website.
11 June: The Trollope Society is holding a seminar on Trollope, in York. For detail contact
21 to 23 June: The Traherne Association
is holding the Annual Traherne Festival, based at Credenhill Church in Herefordshire where Traherne was Rector in the mid
1600s. Deatails are on the website at www.traherneassociation.org.
26 to 30 June: The Beatrix Potter Society
International Study Conference in Birnam, Perthshire, Beatrix Potter in Scotland (to be followed by a 5
day holiday tour in the Lake District). Some events open to non-members. More details soon on www.beatrixpottersociety.org.uk.
6 July: the Trollope Society is holding a walk in the footsteps of
Anthony Trollope, in London. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for detail.
11 - 13 July: John Clare Festival, at
Helpston, near Peterborough. Visit johnclaresociety.blogspot.co.uk for detail.
26 July: Tale pieces study morning on the work of Thomas Bewick
from 10 am to 1 pm. At Northern Print, Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne. Admission charge.
Thomas Bewick's birthday celebrations at Cherryburn. From 1pm to 4pm. Light afternoon conversation
from 2pm to 3pm. At Cherryburn, Station Road, Mickley Sq, near Stocksfield, Northumberland. Admission charge.
National Trust and Bewick Society members free.
29 - 31 August: Bronte Society conference, at
the Scarman Conference Centre, Warwick University. Visit their website for details.
3 September: The Chichester Literary Society event: Dickens' Portsmouth.
For detail visit www.chichesterliterarysociety.co.uk.
5 September: The Chichester Literary Society are holding a talk: The Life and Work of Max McDonald
Gill, by Caroline Walker. Detail at www.chichesterliterarysociety.co.uk.
10 - 13 September: The David Jones Society is running a conference, David Jones: Christian
Modernist, in Oxford. Organised by the Centre for Christianity and Culture, Regents Park College, Oxford, and the
Modernism and Christianity Project, University of Bergen. Details at modernismchristianity.org/david-jones-conference.
11 September: The Bewick Society AGM, in the lecture theatre of the Literary
and Philosophical Society, with a talk by local wood engraver Chris Daunt. At 6pm, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon
Tyne. Free admission. Contact email@example.com.
11-13 September: A conference with the Ford Madox Ford Society: Cosmopolis,
Ford Madox Ford and the Cultures of Paris - in Paris. Visit their website for detail.
The Trollope Society is holding a seminar on Trollope in York. For detail contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 October: The Chichester Literary Society talk: Peter Lovesey: What next?
A short story laid bare. Detail at www.chichesterliterarysociety.co.uk.
5 or 12 October: The Trollope Society is holding a walk in the footsteps of Trollope, in London.
For more detail, contact email@example.com.
11 October: A joint Bewick Society and Natural History Society of Northumbria lecture: Hidden
Treasures: The Drawings of Thomas Bewick (by Keir Davidson), at 1pm in the Clore Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor Hancock
Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne. Free admission. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
18 October: Thomas Bewick and His Apprentices, an exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle
upon Tyne. Free admission.
25 October: The J B Priestley Society is sponsoring a one
day conference on The Actual and the Real: Priestley, Documentary, Realism and Democracy 1930-1945 - in the Priestley
Room of the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, from 10 am to 5 pm. Tickets are £15 for Society
members; and £22 for non-members. Booking via email@example.com.
20 November: The Trollope Society is holding a seminar on Trollope in York.
For detail contact firstname.lastname@example.org.