Hardy Talk at Kingston Maurward: Hardy’s Tess

This talk by Luke Rake will be held at Kingston Maurward College and looks at the development of Hardy’s work as both documentary recording of the world and the interpretation of landscape through the eyes of Tess.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Hardy was born and lived most of his life within or next to the Kingston Maurward Estate. The development of a great body of his works was born from the interplay between the day to day lives he saw and the inevitable nature of the struggle that all lives present to the individual. The muse(s) for Tess inhabited the same piece of history as Hardy, and the same geographic space, set in the landscape of the Kingston Maurward Estate and its surroundings.

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8PY . Kingston Maurward College provide plenty of parking places on campus. When you arrive, please follow signs for visitor parking.
Other
Please note this talk takes place at Kingston Maurward College. For event enquiries call 01305 262735 or visit www.hardysociety.org

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 October 2019 19:30 - 21:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
The Hardy Society
Email
info@hardysociety.org
Telephone
Call 01305 262735

Upcoming events

Hardy Talk at Kingston Maurward: Hardy’s Tess

Wed 23 Oct 2019
19:30-21:00
This talk by Luke Rake will be held at Kingston Maurward College and looks at the development of Hardy’s work as both documentary recording of the world and the interpretation of landscape through the eyes of Tess.

Remembrance Sunday: a selection of poetry and readings

Sun 10 Nov 2019
14:00-15:00
Members of the New Hardy Players read poetry and prose to mark Remembrance Sunday. Suggested donation to the New Hardy Players of £3

Tim Laycock's Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Sat 23 Nov 2019
12:00-15:30
An intimate retelling of the story of Tess in the study where it was written.

Flute and harp with Virginia and Florence Astley

Sun 08 Dec 2019
12:00-12:45
Music, stories and poetry with a Hardy theme bring Max Gate's Victorian Christmas to life.

Festive Frolics with the New Hardy Players

Sat 14 Dec 2019
11:30-12:15
A seasonal selection of poetry readings, carols and a mummers play peformed by the New Hardy Players in Hardy's home.

Festive Tuneful Stories with Tim Laycock

Sun 22 Dec 2019
13:00-16:00
Join us for an intimate festive performance with folk musician and storyteller, Tim Laycock.