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Rudyard Kipling – Something of myself performance

Listen to Rudyard Kipling, seemingly in person, talking about his life, through readings of his poetry.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Performed by Jonathan Jones, Rudyard Kipling – ‘Something of Myself’ is a one-man play covering the main events of Kipling’s life, told through readings of Kipling’s poetry. It is delivered in the first-person and covers his childhood, his marriage to an American and the loss of his son John in the Great War. Poems include, ‘If’, ‘The Glory of the Garden’ and ‘Tommy’. Jonathan has performed it nearly two hundred times, including at Farnham Literary Festival earlier this year.

Monday 26 August at 11am-11.45am, 1pm-1.45pm and 3pm-3.45pm



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics


Suitable for adults.

Meeting point

Meet at the Quarterdeck in the formal garden.

What to bring and wear

Please wear clothing appropriate to the weather.


This event takes place in the garden, access includes paths with steps, slopes and varying surfaces. Please see the access page at for further information.


This outdoor activity is weather dependent, and occasionally may need to be changed or cancelled at short notice. Ask at visitor reception for information when you arrive. This event is volunteer led and dates and times may occasionally change – please check at visitor reception when you arrive.

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