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Talk, Tue 18 Dec 2018, £7

Romantics and the ‘Orient’

Romantics and the ‘Orient’

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    Join us in the Dove Cottage houseplace this winter to listen to talks from Wordsworth Trust staff on topics connected to Wordsworth and Romanticism that particularly interest them and afterwards enjoy tea and toast by the fire.

    The age of Romanticism (late 18th and early 19th-centuries) coincided with the intense and ruthless expansion of British colonial influence in Asia. Cultures previously unknown to the British public would suddenly provide an endless source of inspiration for speculation and imagination. Samuel Taylor Coleridge would write of Emperors of China, Robert Southey of Hinduism, and William Wordsworth would lose his brother, John, whilst on business with the infamous East India Company. Ellis Huddart, Collections Trainee, will examine how the Romantic writers fed upon stereotypes of a wild yet lavish ‘East’, and helped to inform the later Victorian obsession with the ‘Orient’.’

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Tue 18 Dec 2018 11:00 to 12:00

    Prices

    Ticket price includes tea and toast.

    Facilities

    • 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
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • 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.

    Address

    Town End,
    Grasmere,
    Cumbria,
    LA22 9SH

    Directions

    Plan route to Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum 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 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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