Escape the Racket of the Diamond Jubilee
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2nd June 2012:
The Alternative Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
In June 1897 Thomas Hardy fled Victoria’s England for Switzerland to escape ‘the racket of the coming Diamond Jubilee’.
In June 2012 as another esteemed Queen notches up a Diamond Jubilee – you can follow in Hardy’s footsteps …
But need only travel to the Dorford Centre in Dorchester where Eric Christen, from the College Voltaire in Geneva, will transport you to the Swiss Alps with a beautifully illustrated talk entitled ‘Thomas Hardy in Switzerland June – July 1897’ – starting at 3.30 pm
To be followed by Tea, Entertainment from The New Hardy Players
Cross the road for a Ceremonial wreath-laying at Thomas Hardy’s Statue, attended by the Mayor of Casterbridge and Town Council, processing on to William Barnes’ statue when a wreath will also be placed.
At 7.30 pm the evening Alternative Diamond Jubilee Celebrations kick off with supper provided by Paninis of Dorchester – followed by Songs and Tales of Hardy’s Dorset performed by Graham Moore and Gill Redmond www.bymoore.co.uk
For tickets & more information contact Mike Nixon email@example.com 01305 251501