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portrait of T S Eliot by Wyndham LewisInformation 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.

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. The thirteenth festival will be held at Little Gidding on Sunday 8 July 2018.

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