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Little Gidding

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The thirteenth annual T S Eliot Festival at Little Gidding

Sunday 8 July 2018

“If you came this way ...”
TS Eliot at Little Gidding

An inspirational day of talks, readings, and discussions near the pig-sty, the dull façade, and the tombstone, with Seamus Perry, George Szirtes, the Revd Richard Coles, Ronald Schuchard, George Blagden.

  • George Szirtes, winner of the 2005 TS Eliot Prize, will read and discuss a selection of Eliot‘s poems, and take questions from the audience.
  • Seamus Perry, Oxford Professor of English Literature, will deliver the Eliot Society lecture on “Auden, Eliot, and the voices of Christianity”.
  • The Reverend Richard Coles, priest, broadcaster and former pop star, in conversation with biographer Adam Begley, will discuss religion in Eliot‘s poetry, with specific reference to “Little Gidding”.
  • Ronald Schuchard, Goodrich C White Professor of English Emeritus at Emory University, will give an update on recent Eliot publications.
  • An annual tradition continues: “My Favourite Eliot” with contributions from the audience.
  • The programme concludes with a reading of “Little Gidding” by actor George Blagden, well-known for playing Louis XIV in Versailles.

Featuring talks and poetry, conversation and debate, lovely food and music, the T S Eliot Festival is a delightful celebration of Eliot and of Little Gidding, and a chance to meet other Eliot enthusiasts.

The Festival takes place in the garden of Ferrar House at Little Gidding. In addition to the programme of Eliot-related events, morning coffee, a two-course buffet lunch, and afternoon tea will be served.

All meals and refreshment are included in the ticket price £40.
(For members of the T S Eliot Society and the Friends of Little Gidding, tickets are £30; for students, £20.)

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