Saturday 9 July and Sunday 10 July 2011
Note: all timings are approximate and may be subject to change. The details of speakers and talks are confirmed, but may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
Saturday 9 July 2011
|2.00pm||‘The Waste Land’: a reading
Peter Cochran and Jenny Sargent read ‘The Waste Land’
|2.40pm||‘The Waste Land’: poem of hope or despair?
Talk and discussion between Nick Sagovsky and Hugh Black-Hawkins followed by questions.
|4.15pm||Annual Little Gidding Lecture of the T S Eliot Society
ELIOT AND THE EARTH
Professor Steve Ellis
|5.15pm||MY FAVOURITE ELIOT
Festival-goers are invited to read a short piece or extract from the works of T S Eliot. (It would be helpful if you could notify us if you are interested in contributing to this. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org).
|6.00 for 6.15pm||Supper
Supper in the garden at Ferrar House with its delightful views of Little Gidding Church and south over the Huntingdonshire countryside.
Continuing the day’s theme of early Eliot,
Jonathan Cohen and his ‘Time Loves Changes’ jazz trio together with local poet Malcolm Guite present an evening of Eliot poetry and jazz and swing music from the 1920s and early 1930s.
|8.45pm||End of Saturday’s programme.|
Sunday 10 July 2011
On Sunday the Festival will be joined by members of the T S Eliot International Summer School taking place at the University of London.
|12 noon||‘Little Gidding’
Poets Simon Armitage and Robert Crawford read ‘Little Gidding’
Professor Ronald Schuchard and others give the latest details of the publication of the complete works.
|2.15pm||On Reading Little Gidding at Little Gidding
Simon Armitage and Robert Crawford discuss with the audience their thoughts and feelings on reading the poem.
|3.00pm||Annual Little Gidding Lecture of the International Summer School
Professor Daniel Albright.
|4.30pm||Festival Choral Evensong in Little Gidding Church|
|5.15pm||End of Festival programme|
The T S Eliot Festival is organized by the Friends of Little Gidding and the T S Eliot Society, with financial support from Old Possum’s Practical Trust.