Coleridge Weekend Programme, Ottery St Mary, October 20-22

Coleridge Memorial Trust, Ottery St Mary, Coleridge Weekend Programme, October 20-22


Friday 20th October, Afternoon 3pm-5pm

A reading of the 'Ancient Mariner' by Laurie Palmer and Oscar Pearson in Coleridge costume.
Poetry reading by the Kings School students.

Friday 20th October, Evening 7pm-10 pm, approx finish

Chairman’s welcome
Presentation by Dr Sandra Tuppen, Lead Curator, Modern Archives and Manuscripts 1601-1850 from The British Library.
Talk by Mr Nicholas Dimbleby, the CMT’s sculptor, on the Samuel Taylor Coleridge sculptural memorial. 
Interval with refreshments: Tea, Coffee, Wine.
Presentation by Oscar Pearson on the CMT’s achievements and aims.
Chairmans outline of CMT fundraising plans.
Reading of 'Kubla Khan' and other Coleridge poems.
Exhibition all weekend in the Dorset Aisle - STC banners & maquette.

Saturday 21st October

9.30-10.30am:  STC Birthday Celebration peel off bells by the Bellringers of St Mary’s church, Ottery, in honour of the towns most famous son. Sponsored by Otter Vale Probus Club.
12.30 for 1pm:  Coleridge Anniversary Lunch, Tumbling Weir Hotel. Organised by Robert Neal - OSM Heritage Society. Guest speaker: Historian and author Todd Gray: ‘Coleridge the Walker’.
4pm:  Short guided walk and talk - lead by Sam Coleridge to Pixies Parlour. Meet on the bridge between the Land of Canaan car park and The Tumbling Weir Hotel on the Mill Stream. £10 a head for fundraising, children under 12 years old & dogs - no charge.


Sunday Morning 22nd October

10am - 4pm approx:  'Coleridge Link' - strenuous 9 mile walk,  led by Sam Coleridge.  Meet on the bridge over the Mill Stream between the Land of Canaan car park and The Tumbling Weir Hotel.  £10 a head for fundraising;  bring water etc. - dogs welcome.