About the Society
Founded in 1983, the society exists to enable its members to share fellowship and pleasure in the life and work of William Barnes.
Its membership includes scholars and laymen, those chiefly interested in poetry and others who drawn by his connection with Dorset history and dialect.
The Society organises readings, lectures and walks in William Barnes country.
10:30 till 12:00
Annual Service of Remembrance of William Barnes
15:00 till 16:30
Rambling with Dorset Poetry and Song
11:00 till 16:00
The Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair
11:00 till 17:00
Sturminster Newton Literary Festival
10:00 till 16:15
Historic Church Tours 2019 - Dorset Inspirations
12:30 till 17:00
Yetminster Street Fair