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Live Entertainment, Wed 26 Feb 2020, free entry

Anna Selby, poet and naturalist

Anna Selby, poet and naturalist



Anna Selby is a poet and naturalist and writes mostly outdoors: in, on and under water (using waterproof notebooks). During this reading, she will share new poems written and composed whilst wild swimming, free diving and hiking: from 40 feet deep in the Atlantic Ocean to 12,000 feet high in the crater of a volcano that casts the longest shadow in the world.

Anna’s poetry often explores our connection with water and the natural world. She works collaboratively with dancers and choreographers, writes poetic-studies of different species in the field directly from life, and aims for these poems to share a sense of compassion and attentiveness to the environment.

This reading will also introduce poets from around the world who write with empathy and compassion, speaking up for the environment at a time when it’s needed more than ever.

Cost: Free, including drinks reception. Booking essential.

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 26 Feb 2020 19:30 to 20:30


Free entry


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

As Dove Cottage is an historic building, we have been unable to make provision for disabled access. However most wheelchairs will find the ground floor accessible.


Town End,
LA22 9SH


Plan route to Wordsworth Grasmere using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 341070  Lat: 54.45410 Long: -3.01792

By Bus: Hop on the regular 599 open top service from Bowness, Windermere and Ambleside. Sit back, relax and admire the stunning views across the Lakes. The 555 also runs regularly between Keswick, Grasmere, Windermere and Kendal. The bus stops just across the Road from Wordsworth Grasmere.

By bike: There are cycle parking stands near the attraction's restaurant.

On Foot: There is an easy and safe two-minute walking route from Grasmere to Wordsworth Grasmere along Stock Lane. There is also a lakeside path or the Coffin Trail Bridleway which links Grasmere to Rydal near Ambleside. Both are fairly easy-going routes with great views.

By Car: Leave the M6 at jct 36, follow signs for Kendal, Windermere and Ambleside. Wordsworth Grasmere is located on the A591, the main Kendal to Keswick road through the Lake District, just South of the Grasmere mini roundabout.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Windermere station

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