Finding inspiration from the Cottage, its stories and its surroundings, a writer in residence will share their work and thoughts with visitors.
Fri 01 Sep 2017
+ 60 other dates
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.'
Fri 08 Sep 2017
'Lonely places in the country have each their own peculiar silence'.
Fri 15 Sep 2017
Local performer Tim Laycock, accompanied on fiddle by Colin Thompson, will entertain guests with an evening of music, storytelling and readings.
+ 1 other date
Sat 16 Sep 2017
'He looked and smelt like autumn's very brother, his face being sunburnt to wheat-colour, his eyes blue as cornflowers'.
Fri 22 Sep 2017
Sat 23 Sep 2017
'That atmosphere of cider which at its first return each season has such an indescribable fascination'.
Fri 29 Sep 2017
"'Tis a real drop o' cordial from the best picked apples - Horner's and Cadbury's - you d'mind the sort, Michael?"
Sat 30 Sep 2017
'It's the cider-maker,
And behind him on wheels, in readiness,
His mill, and tub, and vats and press'
Sat 07 Oct 2017
Tim Laycock brings the Hardy family home to life with music and stories.
Sat 14 Oct 2017
+ 3 other dates
Fri 20 Oct 2017
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
Wed 20 Dec 2017