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Annual General Meeting 2024
Annual General Meeting 2024
THE THOMAS HARDY SOCIETY - NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Thomas Hardy Society will be at 11am on Saturday 3rd August 2024 at the United Church
Jun2024
Shaftesbury Fringe, Hardy Annuals - Jan Wyld, Richard Willetts, Richard Hall
Shaftesbury Fringe, Hardy Annuals - Jan Wyld, Richard Willetts, Richard Hall
Shaftesbury Fringe, Hardy Annuals - Jan Wyld, Richard Willetts, Richard Hall. Thomas Hardy was fascinated with music
Jun2024
Spring edition of the Thomas Hardy Society Journal
Spring edition of the Thomas Hardy Society Journal
Please accept our apologies for the late publication of the Spring edition of the Thomas Hardy Society Journal.
Jun2024
Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Bournemouth University works with Wey Valley Academy students to recreate Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles for today’s teenagers.
Jun2024
THS Birthday Weekend
THS Birthday Weekend
It was an extremely successful weekend - the weather was glorious. Richard delivered a brilliant sermon regarding Hardy at the service at Stinsford.
Jun2024
Six Men of Dorset – New Hardy Players
Six Men of Dorset – New Hardy Players
In 1834, against a backdrop of extreme rural poverty and national turmoil, six lowly men of Dorset found themselves facing the full wrath and power of the British establishment
May2024
Famous Biographer Visits Wey Valley Academy in Weymouth
Famous Biographer Visits Wey Valley Academy in Weymouth
The Biographer and writer Paula Byrne visited Wey Valley to talk to a Year 10 History class about her research for her latest published book.
May2024
The New Hardy Tree
The New Hardy Tree
On Friday 12 April 2024 at about 11am a small group of people gathered in Old St Pancras churchyard in north London. The event, organised by Camden Council, was the planting of a replacement for the famous Hardy Tree which collapsed overnight on 27 December 2022.
May2024
In Memory of Claire Seymour
In Memory of Claire Seymour
It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Claire Seymour.
May2024
Lunchtime Concert
Lunchtime Concert
A thirty-minute programme of music presented between the words of Thomas Hardy
May2024
The Bugler Story by Rick Pulford
The Bugler Story by Rick Pulford
Author and scriptwriter Rick Pulford is working in partnership with the Hardy Society to develop an intriguing episode in Thomas Hardy’s last years for the big screen.
May2024
THS Poetry Competition
THS Poetry Competition
Win a Thomas Hardy cloth-bound classic, join us in-store to celebrate Thomas Hardy's 184th Birthday
May2024
Say No to 4000 homes in Dorchester
Say No to 4000 homes in Dorchester
STAND supporters took to South Street in Dorchester to protest to the housing development of 4000 homes.
Apr2024
Say No to
Say No to
Come and join us in Dorchester tomorrow (Saturday, April 27th)  as we continue our campaign against the proposal to build 4,000 houses and a new link road on farmland overlooking the town centre.
Apr2024
Campaigners against 4,000 new homes
Campaigners against 4,000 new homes
Campaigners against 4,000 new homes prepare for major march
Apr2024
Replanting the Hardy Tree
Replanting the Hardy Tree
Replanting the Hardy Tree - St Pancras Church Yard
Apr2024
Vacancy - Treasurer
Vacancy - Treasurer
The Thomas Hardy Society is seeking a Treasurer to join the Council of Management.
Apr2024
Wessex and Hardy
Wessex and Hardy
Wessex and Hardy. A new play written for our venues by Ann Davidson with traditional music and costume, well-loved works and hidden gems, our players bring to life this onward march.
Apr2024
Hardy Society Survey
Hardy Society Survey
Funding from the National Lottery is being sought to install Info Points at churches linked to Thomas Hardy. These Info Points will provide self-guided tours on visitor's phones.
Apr2024
Greenwood Grange Offers
Greenwood Grange Offers
Unique discount code for THS members at Greenwood Grange
Mar2024
Dorset Fiddlers, leader Dr. Thomas Gold
Dorset Fiddlers, leader Dr. Thomas Gold
A weekend festival of all matters Dulcimer, both Hammer and Mountain. Two concerts with four performers at each,
Mar2024
SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER STUDY WEEKEND
SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER STUDY WEEKEND
THOMAS HARDY AND SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER STUDY WEEKEND IN DORCHESTER, 10-11 FEBRUARY 2024. The study weekend organised jointly by the Thomas Hardy Society and Sylvia Townsend Warner Society, led off on Saturday 10th Feb with a day-long mini-conference in the Learning Room of Dorchester Library
Feb2024
REVIEW: What I Really Think of My Husband by Cari Jones
REVIEW: What I Really Think of My Husband by Cari Jones
Last November I happened to be staying in London when there were not one but two Hardy plays on! One was at Wiltons Music Hall, Whitechapel. The other was at the Golden Goose Theatre, Camberwell.
Feb2024
Fare Thee Well, Cold Winter
Fare Thee Well, Cold Winter
Upwey Music presents the Ridgeway Singers & Band, led by Phil Humphries and Tim Laycock, in 'Fare Thee Well, Cold Winter’, a special programme of Dorset music, stories and poems to celebrate the coming of spring.
Feb2024
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