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A Talk on "The Listeners" by Giles de la Mare,
Followed by a Poetry Recital of Walter de la Mare
Poems Written During this Period
The evening will be half talk/half poetry recital. Giles's talk will be a shortened version of
his original talk. We hope to raise the profile of de la Mare and highlight the importance
of his time in the Penge area. This is the fourth time we have held such an event. It is
held at the Holy Trinity centre in Lennard Roaf, Penge, at 7.30pm.
The walk will be on Saturday June 1st, meeting outside the Moon and Stars pub on Penge
High Street at 10.00am. We walk a route taking in the houses where Walter de la Mare
lived between 1899 and 1925.
Both events are free but donations are gladly received towards the Penge Festival.
Recent Society Events
Beginnings and Endings -
Walter de la Mare's Career as a Writer
The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT
119 - Portrait of de la Mare by Mark Gerson (Vintage photograph).Commissioned by Faber and Faber 1953.
120 -Three autographed manuscripts: An Epitaph, The Willow, The Spirit of Air
Contact: Simon Roberts (email@example.com)
Composed by Sjef Frenken
This recently released CD comprises settings of 40 poems by de la Mare, sung by the composer, backed by members of the Aomezeyck Ensemble.
Exploring the World of Walter de la Mare's The Listeners
15th May 2012, Tuesday, at 6 pm. Admission free.
Swiss Cottage Library, 88 Avenue Road, London NW3 3HA
London English Song Festival
Programme of 30 Walter de la Mare Songs for Children
6th May 2013, 7.30pm The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden London NW1 7NL
Walter de la Mare Blog Forum
Please take a little time to check out the new Society Blog Forum which offers all those interested in the life and work of de la Mare to correspond, discuss questions and share ideas