2016 Birthday Weekend

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Date & time

From June 4, 2016 at 10:00 to June 5, 2016 at 11:30



The Weekend will begin with a Walk in the Dorchester area. 

10.00am   A walk in and around Dorchester, led by Helen Lange and based on Hardy's fictional locations, especially for The Mayor of Casterbridge..
               Meet at the Town Pump, in Cornhill.
3.30 pm  Dr Tony Fincham will give the Birthday Lecture, entitled 'Wessex Heights', in the Dorford Centre on Bridport Road at the Top of Town.
             Tickets: THS members £5; non-members £6

 4.40pm   Tea in the Dorford Centre
 5.00pm   A performance by the New Hardy Players, outside County Hall
 5.30pm   At Hardy's Statue, readings followed by a wreath-laying ceremony, led by the Mayor of Dorchester and Dr. Tony Fincham; thence to St. Peter's Church where a wreath will be placed on                       William Barnes' statue.
 6.00pm - Buffet Supper for Hardy Society members/partners at the Dorset County Museum.                 Tickets: £8
  7.30pm  A Concert by the New Scorpion Band, in the Victorian Gallery at the Dorset County Museum.  Tickets: £8 (members) £10 (no-members)

Sunday 5th June, 10.00am Morning Service at St. Michael's Church, Stinsford, 

followed by wreath-laying at Hardy's grave.  Preacher: The Rev. Jonathan Still