14th Annual T S Eliot Festival

14th Annual T S Eliot Festival

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Sunday 7 Jul 201910:30am Book Now

14th Annual T S Eliot Festival

Sunday, 7th July

10:30am - 4:30pm

Little Gidding

Huntingdon, Cambs, PE28 5RJ


General £40

TS Member/Friend of Little Gidding £30

Students £20

“If you came this way…”


An inspirational day of talks, readings, and discussions near the dull façade, and the tombstone—all made famous by

Eliot’s great poem.

The annual Little Gidding Lecture, sponsored by the T S Eliot International Summer School, will be delivered by Robert Von Hallberg, Professor of English Language and Literature at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California.

Michael Hrebeniak, college lecturer at Wolfson and Magdalene, Cambridge, will talk about “The Epoch of Space: The Waste Land as Collage”.

Mary Ann Lund, Associate Professor in Renaissance English Literature at the University of Leicester, will present, “Meditating on Little Gidding, Part 1”.

An annual tradition continues: ‘My favourite Eliot’, with contributions from the audience.

The programme concludes with Ali Smith reading “Little Gidding.” Sebastian Barry has described Smith, the author of ten novels and five collections of short stories, as “Scotland’s Nobel laureate-in-waiting.”

The Festival takes place in the garden of Ferrar House at Little Gidding, in Cambridgeshire. In addition to the programme of Eliot-related events, morning coffee, a two-course buffet lunch, and afternoon tea will be served. Doors open at 10:30am, and the Festival concludes at 4:30pm.

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