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walt_whitman_-_brady-handy_restoredWalt Whitman Reading and Talk by Graham Fawcett

Thursday 29 June 6.30pm

Tickets: £10/ £25 with buffet dinner to follow

GRAHAM FAWCETT has lectured or led workshops at literary festivals throughout Britain on reading and writing poetry. A highly entertaining lecturer, writer and educator, he has been a tutor for The Poetry School since 1997, devising and teaching new courses on poetry past and present from around the world. Previous to that he wrote and presented radio programmes about literature and music on BBC Radio 3 for many years.
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Poetry & Music

Choman Hardi

Pam Zinnemann-Hope poets

Bridget Pearse on viola

Friday 7 July 8pm

Tickets: £10 / £25 with dinner before

Choman HardiChoman Hardi is a world-class poet with a passionate interest in human stories that spring from the experience of migration. Her intensely moving, beautiful readings are impossible to forget. Hosted by Pam Zinnemann-Hope, author of On Cigarette Papers, the evening is accentuated by Bridget Pearse playing Glazunov, Bloch’s Hebridean suite and Telemann on unaccompanied viola. More…

Artists’ walk

Frances Hatch: painting the sunset and moonrise

Saturday 8 July 6.30pm

Simple buffet supper and talk from Frances Hatch followed by a walk down to the end of the pier in West Bay to draw and paint using beach materials.

Booking essential as numbers are limited. Fee: £25. Please phone 01308 459511.

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LEVERET with poets Annie Freud and Tim Cumming

Thursday 13 July Dinner from 6.30pm. Performance from 8pm.

Sladers Yard is delighted to present an exceptional new band of brilliant musicians with two powerful performing poets preceded by a delicious dinner.

Leveret features three of England’s finest folk musicians in an exciting new collaboration. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists.  Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. More…

“Sublime, exquisite music – don’t miss them” Martin Simpson

Tickets: £15 or £30 with dinner before. Please phone 01308 459511.

Radical Landscape: Frances Hatch Talk with Elisabeth Bletsoe chaired by Stephen Batty

Friday 21 July 6.30pm

Painter Frances Hatch in conversation with eminent radical landscape poet Elisabeth Bletsoe. Discussion and performance chaired by Stephen Batty. More…

Tickets: £10 or £25 with buffet dinner to follow. Please phone 01308 459511 to book.


Drizzled Moon by Frances Hatch


Clare Trenchard Talk

Friday 4 August 6.30pm

A light-hearted talk about Clare’s work, her sculpture and drawing as well as teaching.  The inspiration, the techniques and the boldness that it takes to make really good work. More…

Tickets: £10 or £25 with buffet dinner to follow.

Please phone 01308 459511 to book.

Clare Trenchard The Hare Affair, edition of 5, 190 x 90 x 60 cm, bronze (each) £16,500, bronze resin (each) £4,500

Clare Trenchard and The Hare Affair

Numbers for all our events are limited so booking is essential please.

Phone 01308 459511 to book.