Celebrating Words & Music


Organizer: Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum

Name: Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum

Phone: 015394 35544

Email: enquiries@wordsworth.org.uk

Website: www.wordsworth.org.uk/attend-events.html


Town End
Grasmere, Cumbria,
LA22 9SH

Price Notes

£10 per session or £25 for three


Dove Cottage, the Wordsworth Museum and Art Gallery is located on the A591, the main Kendal to Keswick road through the Lake District, just South of the Grasmere mini roundabout.


The interaction of words and music is mysterious, and there are no simple answers as to what makes a successful combination of the two. In this series of three workshops John Fletcher will be exploring the setting of English poetry to music by English composers such as Vaughan Williams, Quilter and Finzi. If you enjoy poetry, why not look at it afresh in its artistic combination with music; if you love music, why not look more closely at the poems leading composers choose to set. We shall read the poems, listen to the songs, and share our reactions to them. The first workshop will focus on the poetry of Shakespeare and the First World War. The second workshop will be dedicated to the poetry of the 15th and 16th centuries and poems of A.E. Housman. The third session will look at love poetry of the 19th century and poems of Thomas Hardy. Tea and cake are included in the cost of the ticket.

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
07/05/2017 07/05/2017 14:00 to 16:00
04/06/2017 04/06/2017 14:00 to 16:00
09/07/2017 09/07/2017 14:00 to 16:00