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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

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Lakes village to turn back the clock

A LAKE District attraction will be turning back the clock with a special event this week.


Dove Cottage & The Wordsworth Museum will be recreating a Grasmere event of yesteryear on Saturday when it stages its September Fair.

In Wordsworth’s day, the September Fair was a rustic occasion, which he references in The Prelude, and describes as a “delightful day … for all who dwell in this secluded glen”.

The 2014 version will seek to capture the spirit of that 1800s occasion and will feature food, music, poetry, a wide range of performers, craft stalls and demonstrations, letter writing activities, face-painting, a live history group and fun but educational things to do.

Cakes on sale in the Pop-Up Poetry Café will follow recipes from the Wordsworth family, and other dishes will be prepared by groups from across Cumbria and will be inspired by Dorothy Wordsworth’s recipes and journals.

Performers taking centre stage will include the Grasmere Players, Jules Ward and CML Young Musicians, while a town crier will make sure everyone hears the news and knows where activities are based.

Craft activities include a rag-rug demonstration by Janice Wilson and, if the weather is kind, an artist painting outdoors. Exhibitors in the craft exhibition are ceramist Sue West, printmaker Sue David, silversmith Amanda Hunter, painter and illustrator Dave Pooley, mixed media artist Elizabeth Shorrock and book conservator Helen Golding Miller.

Visitors to the Dove Cottage site in Town End near Grasmere can sample this vibrant entertainment and activity-packed event free of charge.

The September Fair will start at 10am and end at 4pm on Saturday.

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