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Tess, a feminist vision of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel
Tess, a feminist vision of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel
From 31/01/2024 until 24/06/2024
All day event
Tess uses the original text combined with the physical language of circus, allowing the performers to retell the well-known story of power, loss and endurance through a feminist lens.
Jan2024
The Dynasts: A Thomas Hardy Society Study Day
The Dynasts: A Thomas Hardy Society Study Day
On 06/04/2024
Starts 11:15 until 19:00
The Dynasts is a drama in verse and prose by Thomas Hardy. Hardy himself described this work as ‘an epic-drama of the war with Napoleon, in three parts, nineteen acts and one hundred and thirty scenes’.
LOCATION: Dorchester Library, South Walks House, Charles St, Dorchester DT1 1EE
Apr2024
Book Launch | Hardy Women: Mother, Sisters, Wives, Muses by Paula Byrne
Book Launch | Hardy Women: Mother, Sisters, Wives, Muses by Paula Byrne
On 09/05/2024
Starts 18:30 until 20:30
Book Launch | Hardy Women: Mother, Sisters, Wives, Muses by Paula Byrne
LOCATION: Waterstones, 47 South Street, Dorchester DT1 1DQ
May2024
Thomas Hardy Society Birthday Weekend
Thomas Hardy Society Birthday Weekend
From 01/06/2024 until 02/06/2024
Starts 11:00 until 20:00
Thomas Hardy Society Birthday Weekend
LOCATION: The Kings Arms, 30 High East Street, Dorchester, DT1 1HF
Jun2024
The 26th International Thomas Hardy Conference and Festival
The 26th International Thomas Hardy Conference and Festival
From 27/07/2024 until 03/08/2024
Starts 09:00 until 20:00
The 26th International Thomas Hardy Conference and Festival
LOCATION: United Church, 29 South St, Dorchester DT1 1BY
Jul2024
Talk: Mary Channing
Talk: Mary Channing
On 29/07/2024
Starts 15:00 until 17:00
Come and join the chairman and academic director of the Thomas Hardy Society in a talk about Mary Channing.
LOCATION: Shire Hall Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UY
Jul2024
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