||Poetry entries, 1910 newspapers, old village photos & ephemera
and a commemoration piece produced by the sewing circle who meet in
the Reading Room
||Friday 15:00 to 17:00
||Free. No ticket needed.
|An evening with
by Hilary Ayling
|A humorous evening of monologues and songs by Joyce Grenfell. Supper
||Friday 19:15 for a 19:30 start
£10 (includes Ploughman’s supper and glass of wine).
|Poetry Workshop with Joy Harris
||Great fun with words for children & adults led by Peterborough
Poet Laureate. Please note: children must be accompanied by a responsible
||Saturday 10:00 to 12:00
||Free if you entered a poem otherwise ‘ten shillings’
(50p).Everyone needs a ticket.
||Come as a group of 2, 3 or 4 players or individually to join others.
Try online Scrabble or even the new rules which allow proper nouns!
Boards will be available to use or bring your own board if you prefer.
||Saturday 14:00 to 16:00
||No ticket needed.
|Stamford Shoestring Theatre Group present 'With Great Pleasure'
||An entertaining evening of readings: humorous, serious, dramatic.
Presented by a renowned local theatre group
||Saturday 19:15 for a 19:30 start
||£5 (includes glass of wine).
Sunday Newspapers and Bacon Butties
|Free’ press – just as it used to be in the early days
of the Reading Room. The Sunday papers with the added incentive of
bacon butties – what could be better?
||Sunday 10:00 to 12:00
No ticket needed.
Buy refreshments on the day
|John Clare Museum visit & walk from Helpston to Bainton
||Includes open air poetry in John Clare landscape as you walk the
two miles back to Bainton. (Note: You don't have to do the walk; you
can just visit the museum.)
||Sunday 13:30 Meet in Helpston, walkers return
to Bainton before 16:00
||£4 (includes museum entrance and a cup of tea/coffee at Helpston).
|Writing in the Reading Room : Hilary Spiers
||Local author Hillary Spiers will talk about writing short stories
and plays and getting into print. She will read from her recently
published anthology 'The Hour Glass'.
||Sunday 14:00 to 15:00
|Tea and cakes served as they would have been in 1910 when the Reading
Room was built.
||Sunday 16:00 to 17:30
||No ticket needed.
Tea & cake on the day £2.50