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.


‘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

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

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 For more information visit the Peterborough and South Lincs Folk Diary at