This year’s annual DH Lawrence Festival will officially open next week with an invitation-only event which will celebrate the partnership between The University of Nottingham and DH Lawrence Heritage.
The Mayor of Broxtowe, Cllr Iris White, will officially open the two week festival, and there will be an optional 1913’s dress code, in honour of the 100th anniversary of Lawrence’s most famous novel, Sons and Lovers.
Dr Andrew Harrison, director of the Lawrence Research Centre at the University of Nottingham will reflect on the two-year partnership as well as the significance of Sons and Lovers. There will be representatives from the 50 community groups and organisations involved in this year’s festival, and there will be a preview of this year’s festival exhibition, ‘Careful, or I’ll put you in my Novel: Lawrence’s Eastwood turned into Fiction’.
Cabinet member for arts, leisure and culture at Broxtowe Borough Council, Cllr Ian Tyler, said: “As in previous years, there’s a packed festival programme with a wide range of events and activities for people of all ages to learn about one of the borough’s most famous sons.”
The festival will bring together a programme of over 70 events and activities between September 6 and 21.