Tranter Dewey's Christmas Party

A celebration of Midwinter and the Christmas season with carols, folksongs, poetry and readings from the works of Thomas Hardy. Performed by Tim Laycock and fiddler Colin Thompson

  • Booking essential

Thomas Hardy's cottage near Dorchester will come alive with the sound of traditional Christmas carols, folksongs and readings from the works of Thomas Hardy.



Event ticket prices
  • All £20.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 01305 262366
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Hardy's Cottage


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 December 2017 19:00 - 21:00 Available
21 December 2017 19:00 - 21:00 Available
23 December 2017 19:00 - 21:00 Available

Contact Info

Hardy's Cottage
Call 01305 262366

Upcoming events

Writer in Residence

Tue 17 Oct 2017
Finding inspiration from the Cottage, its stories and its surroundings, a writer in residence will share their work and thoughts with visitors.

Trafalgar night

Fri 20 Oct 2017
Local performer Tim Laycock, accompanied on fiddle by Colin Thompson, will entertain guests with an evening of music, storytelling and readings.

Writing Workshop - For Old Association's Sake

Sat 21 Oct 2017
'Past things retold were to her as things existent, Things present but as a tale' Thomas Hardy

Writing Workshop - Hardy and Architecture

Fri 27 Oct 2017
'Here [in the stoneyard], with keen edges and smooth curves, were forms in the exact likeness of those he had seen abraded and time-eaten on the walls' Thomas Hardy

Writing Workshop - Mystical and Spiritual

Sat 28 Oct 2017
'My grandfather used to go to Conjuror Mynterne, out at Owlscombe, and a clever man a' were, so I've heard grandf'er say' Thomas Hardy

Tuneful stories

Sat 18 Nov 2017
Tim Laycock brings the Hardy family home to life with music and stories.