Albury Old Saxon Church is hosting a Light Installation – A Conversation With My Mother. The sound accompanying the installation is a Clare poem. Mary Branson will be giving a talk on 24 March at 7pm.
On Sunday 13 May, from 2 to 3pm. Free event but you need to book via their Eventbrite page when it is up. In the meantime, for more detail, visit https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/keats-house/Pages/Contact-us.aspx.
4 March: Learn how to carve a traditional wooden spoon.
22 April: There is a willow weaving course.
For detail visit http://www.greatfen.org.uk/events/workshops.
3 March: Birds of the marshes. An away day to visit the Frampton Marsh RSPB reserve, leaving Helpston Post Office at 12 noon. Avocets have already made an appearance there.
30 March: Amphibians at Swaddywell Reserve, with the annual newt count. Meet at 8pm in the Reserve’s large carpark. Bring a strong torch and waterproof footwear.
For more info visit www.langdyke.org.uk.
Theatre 17 presents “I am John Clare: One night with a poet in a madhouse”. Written and directed by Stephen Loveless; performed by Robin Hillman. Music by Robin Hillman. Thursday 3 May at 7pm. Almonry Museum, Abbey Gate, Evesham WR11 4BQ. Part of the Evesham Festival of Words (www.eveshamfestivalofwords.org). £6 inc glass of wine.
Simon Kovesi (Professor of English Literature and Head of the Department of English and Modern Languages at Oxford Brookes University – as well as JCS Vice Chair and Journal Editor) has a new book on sale – John Clare: Nature, Criticism and History – published by Palsgrave Macmillan.
It looks at, amongst other things, what it is that makes JC’s poetic vision so unique and asks how we use Clare for contemporary ends. Discount code of 20%: PM17TWENTY.
On 31 July, there will be an official viewing event of the series of statues they have installed. This includes the statue of John Clare which has been in the town centre for a year. The event is taking place 11.30am – 1pm at Northampton Guildhall. Carry Akroyd, the Society’s President, will be attending and will be reading a poem. The event is open to all.