John Clare Society website

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

Festival 2021

Please note that due to current events, we have taken the decision to cancel this year’s Festival. The information and advice that is coming from the government makes us doubt whether it would be sensible or safe to organise such a large gathering – even though our event was not due to take place until mid-July.

Consequently, our 2021 AGM will be held at 2.30pm on Sunday 11 July on Zoom. Papers and details will issue with our June newsletter. The formal proceedings of the AGM will be followed by Carry Akroyd’s 2021 Presidential Address. So, it will definitely be worth attending the AGM!

If you want to view her 2020 Presidential Address, it is still available on YouTube here.

We hope that all friends of John Clare are keeping safe and well in these trying times, and look forward to being to hold a Festival in Helpston again next year.