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Ian McMillan reads Frost at Midnight

Coleridge Cottage glows with candlelight as the poet Ian McMillan reads Coleridge’s evocative poem ‘Frost at Midnight’ in front of the very place it is believed to have been written. The 17th Century cottage in Nether Stowey is now a Grade II listed building. After renting it in 1797 Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote many of his greatest works and it was here that the Romantic movement truly began during visits by and lively debates with Wordsworth and other of the movements luminaries. Continue reading “Ian McMillan reads Frost at Midnight” »

Events and activities at A La Ronde 2016

Saturday 23 July 2016, 11am – 3pm

A La Ronde’s writer in residence, Jane Feaver, will be on hand to encourage visitors to write postcards for a postcard competition as if they were the Parminter cousins on their Grand Tour. The competition will culminate in an exhibition of postcards in October and Jane will be picking winners from the following categories:

Under 10’s, 11 – 13 years, 14 – 17 years and adults. Continue reading “Events and activities at A La Ronde 2016” »

Writing Places: Greenway Programme

We are delighted to be able to announce the Writing Places programme at Greenway with Writer in Residence Miriam Nash hosting a variety of literary based events at the property during May, June and July. All of these events are free with normal house admission fees applying for daytime events, but booking is essential in order to secure a place and car parking booking is required if arriving by car. Continue reading “Writing Places: Greenway Programme” »

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Miriam Nash is new Greenway Writer in Residence

We are thrilled to announce that poet Miriam Nash will be taking up the post of writer-in-residence at Greenway Continue reading “Miriam Nash is new Greenway Writer in Residence” »

February brings us a Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem from The Poetry Archive recorded especially for the Writing Places project.

This Lime Tree Bower My Prison (1797) is read by Sir Andrew Motion.

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John Keats – Where Be Ye Going, You Devon Maid Read by Sir Andrew Motion

The third poem recorded by The Poetry Archive for Writing Places is ‘Where Be Ye Going, You Devon Maid’ by John Keats read by Sir Andrew Motion.

 

 

andrew-buttonpalogo‘Where Be Ye Going, You Devon Maid’ by John Keats read by Sir Andrew Motion

 

 

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Final Blog, Coleridge Cottage, Rose Collis

It was somehow fitting that Coleridge Cottage’s first ever Writer-in-Residency programme should conclude on the very last weekend of its busy season, amidst the autumnal Halloween/Samhain atmosphere ─ while incongruously most of the UK bathed in the warmest late October/early November weekend on record.

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ROSE COLLIS BLOGPOST, WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE, COLERIDGE COTTAGE

A writer confesses: a few months ago, when I was delighted to be appointed its first Writer-in-Resident, I knew little about Coleridge Cottage, and only slightly more about its famous former resident. But it didn’t take me long to learn that, while it might be one of the National Trust’s smaller sites, its importance as a preserved, restored and welcoming site is much greater than appearances might suggest. Continue reading “ROSE COLLIS BLOGPOST, WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE, COLERIDGE COTTAGE” »

Writing Places Open Day at Max Gate: October 13th

Max Gate, the house that Thomas Hardy had built and in which he lived until his death in 1928, welcomes you to a Writing Places Open Day on Tuesday 13th October 2015 to include free entry to the house and gardens. Continue reading “Writing Places Open Day at Max Gate: October 13th” »

Writing Places Activities in Coleridge Cottage

Writing Places has a series of reading and writing events running at the end of October at Coleridge Cottage, run by their Writer In Residence, Rose Collis. Continue reading “Writing Places Activities in Coleridge Cottage” »

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