Events

PROGRAMME 2017
  • An evening to celebrate the Life and Works of William Barnes
Date: Friday 9 June 2017
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Venue: Raleigh Hall, Digby Road Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3NL
As part of Sherborne Literary Festival. June's Poetry Plus will be a celebration of William Barnes by Brian Caddy and members of the William Barnes Society at Raleigh Hall. Come and hear Dorset's very own famous poet as he was meant to be heard

  • Wine and canap├ęs

More information about this event and the festival visit www.sherborneliterarysociety.com/festival
  • Willam Barnes Society Members Annual Summer Lunch
Date: Saturday 24 June 2017
Time: 12noon for 12.30pm
Venue: Cerne Abbas Village Hall, DT2 7GY
(See Newletter 74 for full details of this event) For further information please contact : Chairman: Brian Caddy 01305 260348
  • Visit to Old Came Rectory
Date: Saturday 15 July 2017
Time: 
Venue: Old Came Rectory, Winterborne Came, DT2 8NX
By kind permission of Warren Davis and Phil Leach, WBS members will have an opportunity to visit the home of William Barnes (See Newletter 74 for full details of this event). For further information please contact : Chairman: Brian Caddy 01305 260348
  • Celebrating William Barnes with Tim Laycock and Friends
Poetry and Song performed at Max Gate
Date: Saturday 16 September 2017
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Max Gate, Came View Rd, Dorchester DT1 2AB
Celebrating William Barnes with Tim Laycock, together with dialect readers, from around the county in programme of words and music in Thomas Hardys garden, by courtesy of the National Trust. For further information please contact : Chairman: Brian Caddy 01305 260348
  • Morning Service of Remembrance
Date: Sunday 8 October 2017
Time: 10.30am
Venue: St. Peter's Church, Dorchester
All Welcome
Willam Barnes Society morning church serviceto commemorate William Barnes death (7th October 1886). Followed by laying floral tributes and dialect reading at his statue.
  • Willam Barnes Society Annual General Meeting
John Blackmore
Date: Tuesday 10 October 2017
Time: 7pm
Venue: Dorford Centre, Dorchester, DT1 1RR
Annual General Meeting. Followed by performances  by John Blackmore entitled West Country Sound and Song. For further information please contact : Chairman: Brian Caddy 01305 260348