Calendar of Events for 2015
- Tuesday 3 March 2015, 7.30pm
80 New Road, Bromsgrove B60 2LA
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The meeting will be followed by wine and refreshments. The evening concludes with a talk from Elizabeth Oakley on Laurence Housman’s relationship with his more famous brother.
- Tuesday 24 March 2015, 4.45-6.30pm
Artrix, Slideslow Drive (off A38), Bromsgrove B60 1AX
SCHOOLS POETRY SPEAKING COMPETITION FINALS
Competing pupils from Bromsgrove’s schools will speak a poem by A.E. Housman and another of their own choice. There are categories for Sixth Formers, Seniors and for the Middle School age group. The winner of the Housman Cup will read at the Bromsgrove Commemoration on 26 March. Support from members and participants’ families is welcome. Free entry.
- Thursday 26 March 2015, 12.30pm
By the Statue in Bromsgrove High Street
A.E.H. BIRTHDAY COMMEMORATION
The annual ceremony by the statue will be followed by a buffet lunch in the Council House, by kind invitation of the Chairman of Bromsgrove District Council, Councillor Ruck. The Guest of the Day will be Peter Clague, the new Headmaster of Bromsgrove School.
- Thursday 30 April 2015, 11.00am
St Laurence’s, Ludlow
The ceremony by the plaque on the north wall will be followed by coffee in St Laurence’s. Lunch will be held in the Charlton Arms, preceded at 12 noon by a talk, Till Ludlow tower shall fall, by Ludlow resident Ian Barge.
- Tuesday 26 May 2015, 5.30pm
The Hay Festival of Literature
THE HOUSMAN LECTURE
The Name and Nature of Poetry
Anthony Holden and Ben Holden, whose ‘Poems that Make Grown Men Cry’, created a minor publishing sensation last year.
- Saturday 30 May 2015, 8.00pm
Ludlow English Song Weekend
Ludlow Assembly Rooms
ONE THAT KEPT HIS WORD
The World of A.E. Housman
Alex Jennings reads Housman in a programme given as part of Finzi Friends’ Ludlow English Song Weekend. Artistic Director Iain Burnside’s programme includes settings by Butterworth, Ireland, Moeran, and Somervell, as well as a commissioned work by Judith Bingham. Tickets (£25 & £20) from Ludlow Assembly Rooms Box Office 01584 878141.
- Tuesday 7 July 2015
Lecture Theatre, Bromsgrove School,
THE HOUSMAN FAMILY IN PEACE AND WAR
Julian Hunt, Elizabeth Oakley and Andrew Maund will give presentations as part of Bromsgrove Summer School in the morning and there will be a vist to Housman Hall in the afternoon. Details of booking available from Bromsgrove Society’s website.
- Saturday 11 July 2015, 6.00pm
Court Barn, Chipping Campden
TRADITION and MODERNITY
Elizabeth Oakley surveys the shared values and activities that so closely connected Laurence Housman, Edward Carpenter and C.R. Ashbee. Tickets from 01386 841951.
- Saturday 18 July 2015
Street, Somerset - various venues
LAURENCE HOUSMAN - 150th Celebration
A day of celebration in conjunction with the Street Society which will include the unveiling of a blue plaque on Laurence’s home, Longmeadow, a visit to Street library and talks on Laurence Housman’ diverse interests and his time in Street.
For details of any of these events, please contact the society, details left.