DH Lawrence Society has been busy

Author Barbara Unkovic with her latest novel 'A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing'.
Author Barbara Unkovic with her latest novel 'A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing'.

September has been an exceptionally busy time for the D.H. Lawrence Society and they have been delighted by the many successful Lawrence-related events in Eastwood, Nottingham and Wirksworth.

At Hall Park Academy Dr. Andrew Harrison, Dr. James Moran and Annalise Grice were pleased to work with some groups of pupils on dramatized adaptations of parts of Lawrence’s moving play, The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd. Students from the Academy were amongst a large appreciative audience for an outstanding performance of the play at the Lakeside Arts Centre on September 25, which was followed by a lively discussion of Lawrence’s playwriting, involving screenwriter William Ivory and playwright Stephen Lowe.

The Lawrence and Leavis Day on Friday September 19 was also a triumph. Another huge highlight was of course DH Lawrence’s third cousin Barbara Unkovic joining the society. The next meeting is on Wednesday October 8 at 7.15pm at the D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre and will involve a talk and discussion of aspects of Lawrence’s plays and putting Lawrence on the stage by Dr James Moran. Admission is free (with a voluntary £2 donation towards room hire) and all are welcome.

Fans of Eastwood-born writer D.H. Lawrence can now help support the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum and Heritage Centre by donating online. To support the work of D.H. Lawrence Heritage visit www.dhlawrenceheritage.org and click the ‘Support D.H. Lawrence Heritage’ link.