Performance: 'Winter Words'

I leant upon a coppice gate When Frost was spectre-grey, And Winter's dregs made desolate, The weakening eye of day.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Join the New Hardy Players as they weave together a verbal anthology of Hardy's favourite wintry words, against the backdrop of his beloved Thorncombe Woods.

The basics

Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
The performance will be staged at Hardy's Birthplace Visitor Centre.
Although this event is free, donations are welcome.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 December 2017 10:30 - 11:15 Available
12:00 - 12:45 Available

Contact Info

Hardy's Cottage
Call 01305 262366

Upcoming events

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Thu 19 Oct 2017
Finding inspiration from the Cottage, its stories and its surroundings, a writer in residence will share their work and thoughts with visitors.

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Fri 20 Oct 2017
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Sat 18 Nov 2017
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