2023 DH Lawrence Festival of Literature, Culture and Local History
2023 DH Lawrence Festival: Coalmining themed events
The 2023 DH Lawrence Festival runs from 1st to 10th September 2023 at various venues around Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, and includes several local coalmining themed events. All festival events are free to attend.
Reading group at the 2022 DH Lawrence Festival. Photo by David Amos
Reading Group: Nottingham and the Mining Countryside
A reading and discussion of DH Lawrence’s 1929 essay, ‘Nottingham and the Mining Countryside’, led by Dr. Andrew Harrison, DH Lawrence biographer and Director of the DH Lawrence Research Centre at the University of Nottingham.
Date: Monday 4th September 2023 at 7pm
Venue: Horse and Groom public house, Moorgreen, NG16 2FE. (upstairs room).
Major Thomas Phillip Barber (1876 – 1961)
Our Local Journey: Day Conference
A day conference giving a historical insight into the relationship between important historical figures in the local community, the local landscape and society in and around Eastwood.
10am – 12 Noon:
‘The Barber Family: One Half of a Coalmining Dynasty’ by Dr. David Amos
‘A Vanishing World’ by Alan Wilson
2pm – 4pm
‘Lawrence, Literature and the Living Landscape’ by Malcolm Gray
‘Lawrence and the Social Environment’ by John Pateman
Date: Tuesday 5th September 2023 (10am – 4pm)
Venue: Eastwood Baptist Church, Percy Street, Eastwood, NG16 3EP
Kitchen at the Breach House in 2018
Breach House Open Days
Guided tours of the Lawrence family’s second Eastwood home, a typical pit house from the late Victorian period. The Breach House was portrayed as The Bottoms in DH Lawrence’s 1913 novel, Sons and Lovers.
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, 9th and 10th September 2023 (11am – 3pm)
Venue: The Breach House, 28 Garden Road, Eastwood, NG16 3FW
Malcolm Gray (above, right), former Chair of the DH Lawrence Society, considers Strike Pay, one of Lawrence’s short stories, at the 2023 Lawrence / Leavis Conference.
The Lawrence / Leavis Conference (Zoom)
DH Lawrence: The Tales
Malcolm Gray, former Chair of the DH Lawrence Society, considers two coal mining community themed DH Lawrence short stories, Strike Pay and Her Turn. The Conference will be directed by Bob Haywood.
Date: Saturday, 9th September 2023 (10am – 4pm).
Venue: via Zoom More details from DH Lawrence Society at https://www.dhlawrencesociety.com/6855159-about
Posted by Mining Heritage Admin
29th August 2023