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Literary Event, Thu 1 Mar 2018, free entry

Dove Cottage

Dove Cottage



    Do you find the idea of reading poetry off-putting? Would you like to read more but don’t know where to start? Do you like reading poetry, but never find the time? Would you like to talk about poetry with a friendly, open group?

    Join us by the fireside in Dove Cottage for our monthly poetry reading group, and keep the dark and cold at bay with warm thoughts, lively chat, and a good cup of tea. Each month we’ll read and talk about poems picked to reflect the changing seasons, taking us from autumn into midwinter, and back out into the spring together. These relaxed, informal sessions will be led by Grasmere poet Polly Atkin, who will share with you a selection of contemporary and classic poems chosen to pique the interest of both seasoned poetry lovers and those new to reading or talking about a poem.

    In our Poetry Reading Group there are no right and wrong answers, or ways to think. We will be learning from each other as much as from the poems. Each month three poems will be available ahead of time so that you can spend as much (or as little) time with them as you like: take them for a walk or out for dinner; chew them over by your own fireside. Each month will also feature a wildcard poem, chosen to reflect current events, which will be given out on the day.

    Hot drinks will be provided. No prior poetry reading experience or knowledge necessary.

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Thu 1 Mar 2018 19:30 to 21:00


    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
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Disabled accessDisabled access

    Full disabled access is available to the Wordsworth Museum. 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 and there is a virtual tour of the cottage available at the information point in the Wordsworth Museum.


    Town End,
    LA22 9SH


    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 Dove Cottage.

    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 Dove Cottage 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. Dove Cottage, the Wordsworth Museum and Art Gallery 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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