There are still plenty more events taking place over the next week as part of the annual DH Lawrence Festival.
Below are a selection of jus a few:
Experience what it was like for Lawrence’s family on ‘the hardest day of the week’ with Victorian Wash Day sessions on the 1.30pm tour both Saturday and Sunday this week at the DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum. There will also be an opportunity to get out and about in Lawrence country with a guided walk lead by local historian Dick Starr, leaving the Heritage Centre at 1pm. The evening will see a screening of ‘Women in Love’, followed by a Q&A session hosted by BBC Radio Nottingham’s John Holmes with the screenwriter, Nottinghamshire born William Ivory at Eastwood Comprehensive School from 7pm.
Authors Stephen Bailey and Chris Nottingham will be discussing ‘Lawrence in his Landscape’ at the DH Lawrence Heritage Centre at 11am. There will also be a Mining Heritage Bus Tour leaving theHeritage Centre at 11am, whilst Oxford University’s Dr Catherine Brown will be hosting a Reading Group at 3pm. This will be followed by a Walk, Talk and Cream tea with the DH Lawrence Society’s Malcolm Gray who will be discussing Lawrence’s ‘A Fragment of Stained Glass’ at Beauvale Priory, Moorgreen, starting from 4.30pm
A unique opportunity to view the University of Nottingham’s exhibition entitled ‘The Many Lives of DH Lawrence’, with a discussion on how the biographical theme was developed and the challenges faced in creating such an exhibition with the curator, Dr Andrew Harrison at 10.30am at the DH Lawrence Pavilion, Lakeside Arts Centre, University of Nottingham.
Clive Leivers, Chair of the Haggs Farm Preservation Society will be discussing Lawrence’s relationship with the Haggs in a lecture at the DH Lawrence Heritage Centre at 11am. There will also be a guided walk entitled ‘Odour of Chrysanthemums’ which will take a look at the places that inspired Lawrence’s short story, starting at the Heritage Centre at 2pm.
Members of the public are invited to celebrate the closing of the 2012 DH Lawrence Festival at a grand finale Gala celebration evening, with a variety of events taking place throughout the evening, visitors will celebrate the Festival closing with a bang, from 7pm at Eastwood Comprehensive School, Mansfield
- Events listed above may have a small admission fee, whilst some are also free. Please call the D.H. Lawrence Festival Box office for more information on 01773 717353.