Professor John Beer

The Friends of Coleridge are very sad to report that Professor John Bernard Beer, M.A., Ph.D., Litt.D., FBA, Coleridge scholar, Emeritus Fellow of Peterhouse, and former Research Fellow of St John’s College, died on 10 December 2017, aged 91 years.

A full obituary will follow.


'The Rime of The Ancient Mariner' production in Bath

'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'
Instead of the Cross, The Albatross About My Neck Was Hung

14th–16th December, Burdall’s Yard, 7A Anglo Terrace, Avon, Bath BA1 5NH

Produced by OnSet Productions, Associate Producer Matthew Emeny, Directed by John Ward.

A dark and thrilling re-telling of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous Rime of The Ancient Mariner. A timeless epic revamped by a modern ensemble; fusing poetry, music and movement.

14th 7:30pm, 15th 2pm and 7:30pm, 16th 1pm, 4pm and 7:30pm

Box office:
Tickets: Full Price £8, Conc £6, BSU Student, £4
Running time 1 hour

Ben Manning short film on saving Alfoxden

Alfoxden house, with 55 acre,s goes under the hammer at auction on 31 October at Cannington (see Kivells website). Ben Manning has put together a short film on the importance of saving it. Click

Mary Thompson photograph

Photo Exhibition - Caverns Measureless to Man, Burnham on Sea

This exhibition of photographs by Mary Thompson will be held at the Princess Theatre and Arts Centre, Princess Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset until 14th October.
Tuesday to Friday 10am to 3pm, saturday 10am to 1pm.

October auction of Alfoxden

 Alfoxden House is being auctioned by Kivells near Bridgwater on 31st October. 
The guide price is £500,000 to £750,000.
The property comprises:
* Grade 11 Listed country house (former hotel) for refurbishment extending to 11,000 sq ft 
* Courtyard of traditional stone barns with potential for conversion
* Wonderful walled garden
* Modest cottage
* Tennis court 
* Deer Park and woodland
* In all 55 acres
You can view the auction details at the following link

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