Wordsworths read Wordsworth

An evening of poetry at Rydal Mount promises a rare chance to hear Wordsworths reading Wordsworth.

Christopher Andrew, and Simon Bennie, who are the great great great great grandsons of the poet William Wordsworth, will be reading some poetry to guests at the exclusive event next month.

The Wordsworth family still own the house where the poet lived for much of his life, and from where he wrote most of his greatest work. This summer there has been work on the house itself, decorating, adding new items of historic interest, and there is an ongoing exhibition in the attic study of the paintings of Hideyuki Sobue, a Japanese artist resident in the UK.

Christopher Andrew

In the gardens, work continues to develop the different areas of lawn, woodland, shrubs and borders as planned originally by Wordsworth himself.

Simon Bennie

The event, on Friday September 17, will include a tour of the house and gardens, a glass of wine, and Grasmere gingerbread. A limited number of tickets is now on sale, at £25 per head, via this link:


The evening will start at 6pm.


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