BRLSI BIG READ: Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy
Wed 23 March, 2022 11:00 am - 12:30 pm GMTFree – £4.00
This event will be held at Queen Square (not online)
Dick Bateman is a committed fan of Thomas Hardy’s novels and poetry and ten years ago wrote a walk for the Royal Geographical Society’s Discovering Britain series in the location of Under The Greenwood Tree.
Admirers of Hardy’s work, and those new to him, will be able to look at Dick’s images of that area, which was the rural heart of what Hardy called “Wessex – partly real, partly dream’, charmingly rural, but full of stories, with the potential for every bit as much of the range of drama from comedy to tragedy that Dickens painted for Victorian Britain’s cities.
Under the Greenwood Tree celebrates old rural ways from a bygone age and we will follow some of the woodland paths that would have been familiar to Hardy and his characters from the mid-nineteenth century, the church where Hardy worshipped, and, not least, the Gallery where the village musicians used to play for church services, before they were replaced by the new church organ.
Lots of chat, lots of fun, lovely views – see you at 11am on Wednesday 23 March.
This event is FREE to members and tickets for non-members are £4; all participants need to register – thank you.
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