Finding inspiration from the Cottage, its stories and its surroundings, a writer in residence will share their work and thoughts with visitors.
Fri 22 Sep 2017
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'He looked and smelt like autumn's very brother, his face being sunburnt to wheat-colour, his eyes blue as cornflowers'.
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
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Local performer Tim Laycock, accompanied on fiddle by Colin Thompson, will entertain guests with an evening of music, storytelling and readings.
Fri 20 Oct 2017
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Experience a traditional, rural Christmas at Hardy's Cottage
Fri 01 Dec 2017
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'Songs and old tales are drawn from the occupants by the comfortable heat, like fruit from melon-plants in a frame'
Sat 02 Dec 2017
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A cold, crisp day, the log fire roaring, and the sound of harmonious voices warming the air...
Thu 07 Dec 2017
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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
I leant upon a coppice gate
When Frost was spectre-grey,
And Winter's dregs made desolate,
The weakening eye of day.
Sat 23 Dec 2017