Malcolm Guite talk

Malcolm Guite talk, 'Faith in the Arts', 21 May, Wesley Church, Cambridge

Highgate Coleridge Celebration, 2nd June 2018 - Special reduced rate for FoC members

St Michael's Church, Highgate, is pleased to offer a reduced rate of £25 to members of the Friends of Coleridge.

If you would like to take advantage of this offer, click here to book your place.


Free Booklet - A Walk round Nether Stowey in 1797 with STC

I have just revised and reprinted my 12-page booklet. Click here to download a free PDF (A4 size).

The first print run of 1,000 copies, A5 in size,  was  available FREE to walkers and visitors to Stowey and the Quantock region, and lasted just three months.

The reprint is available free at Nether Stowey library, the Parish Council offices, Stowey Post Office, and in the old gaol by the clock tower.

Terence Sackett, Friends of Coleridge

Read Coleridge Highgate Celebration media articles

Read the 12th April Guardian article on the Samuel Taylor Coleridge June Highgate Celebrations. Click here.

Read the article in the Ham & High: Click here

Read the article in the Daily Mail: Click here  

Read the article in The Telegraph: Click here

Coleridge Cottage News

At last we are open again! There are plenty of new things to do at Coleridge Cottage this spring. First of all, more open days the Cottage will now be open for seven days a week, from the 3rd of March-4th November (11am-5pm).

In February, we held a couple of volunteering open days, and welcomed new volunteers who will be joining the team. We will be looking to hold another open day in the evening later in the year, but we are always looking for new people to join us, so if you are interest, give us a call or pop by! There are opportunities in the tearoom, shop, as a room guide or as an events volunteer to help with the many tours and events in 2018.

This year, the Cottage is launching a new tour, to celebrate the National Trust's 2018 campaign 'Women and Power'. The 'Romantic Women' tour will tell the tales of the women in Coleridge's life when he lived in Nether Stowey, such as Sara Coleridge and Dorothy Wordsworth, and what life was like for women in the 18th century. These tours will be every other Wednesday from the 14th of March-18th July, 12-1pm.

The Cottage Uncovered tour returns, with the addition of some rather recent spooky events! These tell the story of the Cottage after Coleridge moved out, including its life as a Victorian pub. These tours will be the first Tuesday of every month (starting Tuesday 6th March), 12-1pm.

Every Monday from the 5th of March, there will be poetry readings at 12.30, 2.30, and 3pm, in the Cottage, so you can hear Coleridge's work in the place that inspired it.

If you're looking for fun for all the family, there is plenty to do over the Easter holidays: The 'Signs of Spring' trail runs every day, 11am-5pm from the 24th March-15th April, where you can hunt for the signs of spring for a chance to win a prize. There will also be 15-minute story time sessions aimed at 4-7 year olds on the 29th March, 5th and 12th of April every hour from 12.30-3.30pm.

Cottage Uncovered tour, Tues 6th March, 12-1pm 
Romantic Women tours, Weds 14th and 28th March, 12-1pm 
Poetry Readings, every Monday, 12.30, 2.30, 4pm
Signs of Spring trail, Sat 24th March-Sun 15th April, 11am-5pm, £1 per trail 
Family Story Time, Thurs 29th March, 5th and 12th of April, 12.30, 1.30, 2.30, 3.30

If you want to find out more about any upcoming events, or are interested in volunteering at Coleridge Cottage, please get in touch with us using the details below. 01278 732662

Kate Chandler and the team

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