First World War poet Edward Thomas

8th April 2017

Following on from the Rook Lane Arts Trust Home of our Delight project, in July 2017 Frome Festival  commemorates the life and work of the First World War poet Edward Thomas, who died in France in 1917. He often stayed at Dillybrook Farm on the Wiltshire / Somerset border and swam in the River Frome at Tellisford Weir.

Saturday 9 July prize-winning biographer Matthew Hollis will talk about Thomas’ life and work at Rook Lane, and leading professional actors will read from his work.

More information here: Edward Thomas Festival Flyer

Monday 10 July the Festival Poetry Café will feature ‘The Adelstrop Moment’ – the title of Thomas’s best-loved poem.

Saturday 15 July ‘In the footsteps of Thomas’ takes us to Tellisford Mill for a walk, swim and more readings.

Sunday 16 July  a village cricket match against a Bax Family XI in Broughton Gifford recreates the legendary pre-First World War cricket matches in which Thomas took part.

See for further details.

Learn more about Edward Thomas through the recent Radio 4 play here

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