Another evening of poetry with the Wordsworths

The hugely successful evening of poetry, with members of the Wordsworth family reading work by the great poet, is to be staged again at Rydal Mount.

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 at the end of this month (Oct 29).

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.

Christopher Andrew

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

Christopher said: “We are starting a little earlier, (5pm) so that people can see the garden in the light. For those who would like to come again we cannot promise 100% new poems – but we will be mixing it up a bit.”

The event 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: