News & Features

Thomas Hardy Talks, 2015

April 14, 2015

Dorset County Museum, the National Trust and the University of Exeter are pleased to present the 2015 Thomas Hardy talks.

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Far From The Madding Crowd

April 14, 2015

Thomas Hardy's Far From The Madding Crowd at The Watermill Theatre

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Phyllis Richardson’s House of Fiction

November 19, 2014

Phyllis Richardson’s House of Fiction includes a chapter on Hardy.  Read an extract here...

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The Day After the Fair

November 19, 2014

THS members and others in the north west may be interested in a production at the Alsager Community Theatre, at the end of November.

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Tess Of The D'Urbervilles Musical

September 21, 2014

Set against the beautiful backdrop of nineteenth century Wessex, Thomas Hardy’s masterpiece is brought thrillingly to the stage in a new full-length musical adaptation, full of drama, colour and passion.

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Christopher Nicholson - Winter

September 20, 2014

Novelist Christopher Nicholson, Costa Prize Best Book Nominee will be talking about and reading from his latest novel Winter.

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Tess Of The D'Urbervilles

August 7, 2014

Stage Door Records are pleased to announce the first complete recording of the 1999 West End musical 'Tess Of The D'Urbervilles' is to be released on September 29th, 2014.

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New Hardy Players present - Wessex Scenes

July 11, 2014

A drama of the Napoleonic Wars - from Thomas Hardy's "The Dynasts"

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Wind Turbines set to destroy Hardy’s Landscape

June 23, 2014

West Coast Energy have re-submitted their planning application to erect giant wind turbines in Tolpuddle parish in the heart of Hardy Country.

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An Autumn Walk - from Beaminster to Mapperton

May 13, 2014

Meet in Beaminster Square for a 5-mile (approx.) circular walk led by Sue Clarke in the unspoilt countryside of West Dorset’s area of outstanding natural beauty.

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Thomas Hardy, a thinker of humanity

May 6, 2014

International conference at ENS de Lyon, France

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The T. E. Lawrence Society: Symposium

May 4, 2014

A three-day gathering for all those with an interest in the life and works of T.E. Lawrence

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Slyers Lane Industrial Wind Turbines

April 2, 2014

Slyers Lane Industrial Wind Turbines

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Drummer Hodge

February 10, 2014

DRUMMERHODGE by Rupert Creed is a promenade piece with a cast of over one hundred community actors, twenty plus musicians together with back stage crew.

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The Darkling Thrush

January 11, 2014

This event is organised by WMC Literature Weekends

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Event Report: Far from The Madding Crowd

December 19, 2013

A visit to the set of 'Far from The Madding Crowd'

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2014 Thomas Hardy Festival & Conference

December 19, 2013

The Twenty-First International Thomas Hardy Conference & Festival

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Call for Papers - 2014 Thomas Hardy Conference

December 12, 2013

Call for Papers - 2014 Thomas Hardy Conference

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Call for Papers – Folklore, Hardy & Rural Writing

November 27, 2013

A Joint Conference of The Folklore Society and The Thomas Hardy Society

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Thomas Hardy's Wessex with a Flavour of Christmas

November 11, 2013

The Friends of Saint Mary’s Church Uffington present Thomas Hardy's Wessex with a Flavour of Christmas

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Event Report: Emma's Plymouth

October 17, 2013

Event report from Emma's Plymouth: Sunday 28th April 2013, by Philip Lange.

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An Evening of Poetry & Music

October 5, 2013

An Evening of Poetry & Music

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Website Improvements

October 5, 2013

From 7th October you'll see a refreshed and improved Thomas Hardy Society website.

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DCM: Hardy Archive & Collection

July 16, 2013

Dorset County Museum: Thomas Hardy Archive & Collection

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2013: Thomas Hard & Cornwall

June 14, 2013

Thomas Hardy & Cornwall. A Celebration in Words and Flowers

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