Festival events to mark author’s life and works

MDL091013D1 - Durban house eastwood
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Fans of Eastwood literary legend, DH Lawrence, will come together next month for a packed programme of more than 40 events in his hometown celebrating his life and work.

Organised and hosted by DH Lawrence Heritage Centre, the festival will include a variety of activities from exhibitions, guided walks and bus tours, to a heritage open weekend, reading groups, music and drama, as well as special film screenings and lectures.

The festival, runs from Thursday, September 5, to Thursday, September 25, and launches with the public opening of a special exhibition running for the duration.

Called Lawrence’s War, it will open on Friday, September 6, and aims to give this year’s celebrations of the author a special focus to tie in with national events to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

This will look at Lawrence’s life in the context of war, his influences and affects on contemprary readers.

A spokesman for the 
heritage group said: “We will be commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War by exploring how the war affected 
Lawrence, his life, his work and the lives of those at home in Eastwood.

The special exhibit will be open from 11am to 5pm every day in the Rainbow Gallery at the DH Lawrence Heritage Centre, Mansfield Road.

Other highlights over the three weeks include the Mining Heritage Bus Tour on Sunday, September 21, and the Heritage Open Weekend on the weekend of Saturday, September 13.

Locations around Eastwood will open their doors as part of the National Heritage Open Weekend, including Eastwood Hall, Beauvale, Priorty, Bestwood Winding Engine House and many more.

For more information and to download a wall planner of events visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/dhlheritage.