John Clare Society website

to promote a wider and deeper knowledge of the poet, John Clare


Friday 14 September – Langdyke Trust Annual Meeting

At West Deeping Village Hall, 7pm.

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‘I Am John Clare’ dramatic performance

On Thursday 11 October, starting 7.30pm, a solo performance drama, 50 minutes approx, followed by Q&A, in conjunction with Theatre 17. At John Clare Cottage in Helpston, near Peterborough. Written and produced by Stephen Loveless and acted by Robin Hillman. There is a licensed bar for refreshments, and the tickets (£5 per head) can be reserved by contacting the Cottage, via www.clarecottage.org


24 June, a midsummer afternoon in the Wye Valley

At 3.30pm in All Saints Church, Brockhampton, a concert: John Clare – Nature, Glory and Tragedy. Tea and cakes in the Parish Hall after the concert, followed by a short guided walk to the top of Capler Hill. Detail at https://gallery.mailchimp.com/7e59bdcb2ef74b2d29cfb65dc/files/afc10b9d-b3c7-46c2-a728-f6de45a5d963/John_Clare_Brockhampton_Church_Flyer_180520.pdf


13 July, Folk music in the Bluebell pub, Helpston

In the lead up to the John Clare Society Festival weekend (14/15 July), there will be the usual John Clare’s Birthday Music and Occasional Song Session in the Bluebell Pub, Woodgate, Helpston from 8.30pm. Free entry. Details from MikeStevensPE11@aol.com. For more information visit the Peterborough and South Lincs Folk Diary at http://www.peterboroughfolkdiary.co.uk.