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2012: Escape the Racket of the Diamond Jubilee

May 28, 2012

Category: Events (Pre - Aug 2013) |

2nd June 2012:
The Alternative Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Emilie & Catherine

In June 1897 Thomas Hardy fled Victoria’s England for Switzerland to escape ‘the racket of the coming Diamond Jubilee’.

In June 2012 as another esteemed Queen notches up a Diamond Jubilee – you can follow in Hardy’s footsteps …

But need only travel to the Dorford Centre in Dorchester where Eric Christen, from the College Voltaire in Geneva, will transport you to the Swiss Alps with a beautifully illustrated talk entitled ‘Thomas Hardy in Switzerland June – July 1897’ – starting at 3.30 pm

To be followed by Tea, Entertainment from The New Hardy Players
Cross the road for a Ceremonial wreath-laying at Thomas Hardy’s Statue, attended by the Mayor of Casterbridge and Town Council, processing on to William Barnes’ statue when a wreath will also be placed.

At 7.30 pm the evening Alternative Diamond Jubilee Celebrations kick off with supper provided by Paninis of Dorchester – followed by Songs and Tales of Hardy’s Dorset performed by Graham Moore and Gill Redmond

For tickets & more information contact Mike Nixon 01305 251501

Graham Moore


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