Sunday 9 July 2023

After a successful return in 2022 following an enforced two-year absence, the T S Eliot Festival is back again this year on Sunday 9 July with another exciting line-up providing an inspirational day of talks, readings, and discussions near the pig-sty, the dull façade, and the tombstone.

Ruth Padel will open this year’s Festival with a reading of Prufrock.

The Festival will also feature the eminent Eliot scholars Seamus Perry and David Trotter, and distinguished poet George Szirtes, winner of the 2004 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry.

The Festival ends with the traditional reading of Little Gidding, which, weather-permitting, will be read on the steps of the church immortalised by Eliot.

Featuring talks and poetry, conversation and debate, and delicious food and wine, the Festival is a delightful celebration of Eliot and of Little Gidding, and a chance to meet other Eliot scholars and enthusiasts. It takes place in the garden of Ferrar House at Little Gidding in rural Cambridgeshire. In addition to the programme of Eliot-related events, morning coffee, a two-course buffet lunch, and afternoon tea will be served. Doors open at 10:00, the programme begins at 10:30, and the Festival concludes at 4:30.

All meals and refreshment are included in the ticket price £45, and for students £25. (Special price for members of the T S Eliot Society and the Friends of Little Gidding: £35.)


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Eliot Festival July 2023