Portrait of T S Eliot by Wyndham Lewis
Portrait of T S Eliot by Wyndham Lewis

Information about the connection between T S Eliot and Little Gidding

The poet T S Eliot probably visited Little Gidding only once – in May 1936. He had been asked to look at the text of a play about the visit of King Charles I to Little Gidding. His visit eventually led him to focus the concluding poem of his Four Quartets on Little Gidding.

In 2006, the Friends helped organize a festival at Little Gidding to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Eliot’s visit to Little Gidding. Out of that festival was born a new UK-based T S Eliot Society, and each year since then the Friends and the Eliot Society have organized an Eliot Festival at Little Gidding.

For further details, see the T S Eliot Society website.