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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.
KEEPEN UP O' CHRIS'MAS 2019
On 10/12/2019
19:00 till 21:00

KEEPEN UP O' CHRIS'MAS 2019
Festive celebrations in words and music.
Christmas in the Courtroom
On 12/12/2019
19:30 till 20:30

Christmas in the Courtroom
A dramatic and musical celebration of Yuletide
Christmas in the Courtroom
On 13/12/2019
19:30 till 20:30

Christmas in the Courtroom
A dramatic and musical celebration of Yuletide
West Gallery Carol Concert
From 20/12/2019 until 08/12/2020
19:30 till 20:30

West Gallery Carol Concert
A joyous celebration of Christmas past and present, with Dorset West Gallery carols new and old.
THOMAS HARDY'S DEBT TO WILLIAM BARNES
On 10/03/2020
19:30 till 20:30

THOMAS HARDY'S DEBT TO WILLIAM BARNES
Thomas Hardy's debt to William Barnes by Alan Chedzoy
TURNPIKES AND HIGHWAYS OF DORSET
On 21/04/2020
19:30 till 20:30

TURNPIKES AND HIGHWAYS OF DORSET
Turnpikes and Highways of Dorset by Rob Curtis
Annual Service of Remembrance of William Barnes
On 26/04/2020
10:30 till 12:00

Annual Service of Remembrance of William Barnes
Morning service, with dialect reading and wreath laying at William Barnes and and his daughter Laura grave
WILLIAM BARNES AT STOCK GAYLARD OAK FAIR 2020
On 30/08/2020
12:00 till 15:30

WILLIAM BARNES AT STOCK GAYLARD OAK FAIR 2020
Please do come along and join us on Sunday 30th August at St Barnabas Church and enjoy a little of the great man, William Barnes.
RE-TUNING THE LEGACY OF WILLIAM BARNES
On 08/09/2020
19:30 till 20:30

RE-TUNING THE LEGACY OF WILLIAM BARNES
Folksinger John Blackmore presents a talk with songs following the release of his CD 'Beauty of Blackmore'
CELEBRATING WILLIAM BARNES WITH TIM LAYCOCK & FRIENDS
On 19/09/2020
14:30 till 16:00

CELEBRATING WILLIAM BARNES WITH TIM LAYCOCK & FRIENDS
Music and Poetry reading in the garden of Thomas Hardy's Max Gate
MORNING SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE AT ST PETERS, DORCHESTER
On 11/10/2020
10:30 till 12:00

MORNING SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE AT ST PETERS, DORCHESTER
Morning church service to commemorate William Barnes death.
KEEPEN UP O' CHRIS'MAS 2020
On 08/12/2020
19:00 till 21:00

KEEPEN UP O' CHRIS'MAS 2020
Festive celebrations in words and music