VIDEO: DH Lawrence Festival

The flurry of enticing events continued this week as part of the Eastwood-based DH Lawrence Festival.

There was a vintage arts and crafts fair and afternoon tea at the Heritage Centre in Mansfield Road, and tours of Beauvale Priory to celebrate the life and works of the famous writer.

Vintage arts and crafts at Durban house as part of the Lawrence festival. Helen Rose and Sandra Green beauvale group of womens institute.

Vintage arts and crafts at Durban house as part of the Lawrence festival. Helen Rose and Sandra Green beauvale group of womens institute.

Other events throughout the week included guided walks around countryside featured in Lawrence’s novels, tours of various historic buildings in the area, including the houses where Lawrence used to live, a vintage bike display and theatre performances by local schoolchildren on the Blue Line Trail – a tourist trail of Lawrence-related hotspots.

The festival will end in style this weekend with everything from morris dancers and falconry to have-a-go photography and an Oscar-winning film.

Tomorrow, September 21, highlights will include a ‘booktown bonanza’ at Beauvale Priory in Moorgreen, a chance to photograph the wonders of Teversal Trails in Sutton-in-Ashfield and a film screening of Women in Love at the Horse and Groom pub in Moorgreen. For more details of the last events visit broxtowe.gov.uk.

Our photos show top, Helen Rose and Sandra Green, of the Beauvale group of Women’s Institutes and below, Jane Marrows textile artist, enjoying vintage crafts.

Bottom left are visitors to the Beuavale Priory open weekend and bottom right, Patricia Ironside, manager at the DH Lawrence Bistro, serving up afternoon tea.