Trafalgar night

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

  • Booking essential

Travelling back to the time of the Napoleonic Wars, our performers will mark the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. Hardy was always fascinated by this period: his grandfather was a coastal watchmen during the threat of invasion and his grandmother raised him on gory stories about Napoleon. The period later provided the inspiration for his novel 'The Trumpet Major' and epic poem 'The Dynasts'.

Tickets £15.00 per person

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £15.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 01305 262366
Bookings can be made in person or by telephone. Payment will be taken at time of booking.
Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.

Times

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

Contact Info

Name
Hardy's Cottage
Email
hardyscottage@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01305 262366

Upcoming events

Writer in Residence

Fri 01 Sep 2017
11:00-17:00
Finding inspiration from the Cottage, its stories and its surroundings, a writer in residence will share their work and thoughts with visitors.

'Writing Places' writing workshop with Virginia Astley: Gathering 1

Fri 08 Sep 2017
11:00-13:00
Hardy wrote in his notebook: 'It is better for a writer to know a little bit of the world remarkably well than to know a great part of the world remarkably little.'

'Writing Places' writing workshop with Virginia Astley: The Soundworld of Thomas Hardy 1

Fri 15 Sep 2017
11:00-13:00
'Lonely places in the country have each their own peculiar silence'.

Harvest Home

Fri 15 Sep 2017
19:00-21:00
Local performer Tim Laycock, accompanied on fiddle by Colin Thompson, will entertain guests with an evening of music, storytelling and readings.

'Writing Places' writing workshop with Virginia Astley: The Soundworld of Thomas Hardy 2

Sat 16 Sep 2017
11:00-13:00
'Lonely places in the country have each their own peculiar silence'.

'Writing Places' writing workshop with Virginia Astley: Gathering 2

Sat 16 Sep 2017
11:00-13:00
Hardy wrote in his notebook: 'It is better for a writer to know a little bit of the world remarkably well than to know a great part of the world remarkably little.'