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William Barnes Society Events

Dorset Meetings are held throughout the year, with talks, poetry readings, recitals and other entertainments including excursions to places with special Barnes connections. Annual events include a spring Service of Remembrance at Winterborne Came Church, a June, Summer Lunch and a wreath laying at St. Peter's Church, Dorchester, in October.

  • Non-members are welcome to our events as advertised (£3 for entry), William Barnes Society members FREE. For more information on joining click here.
  • External events advertised outside of the organisation may be ticketed.

To compensate for cancelled events during the Coronavirus outbreak,
the Society has prepared a programme of virtual events to entertain from the comfort of your home.
Please see the events listed below and keep revisiting the site for more details.