TS Eliot Festival 2016

Now a single-day event

Sunday 10th July 2016, at Little Gidding

The 2016 TS Eliot Festival will now be a one-day event, on Sunday 10th July 2016, at Little Gidding.

Unfortunately, it has not been possible to stage the activities planned for the preceding day, Saturday 9th. However, the talks by Jim McCue and Matthew Geary have both been rescheduled for Sunday 10th, which now has an updated and enhanced line-up.

“We’re very sorry that it’s not been possible to stage a two-day event as originally planned,” said the organisers, “but we can promise a fascinating and even fuller day on Sunday 10th, and look forward to welcoming Eliot enthusiasts then.”

The organisers apologise to those who have bought either Saturday or Weekend tickets, and purchasers are being contacted regarding refunds. Those holding Weekend tickets will be able to pick-up the appropriate refund on the Sunday, while anyone not attending will receive a refund by post. Any queries should be directed to the Box Office on 01832 274734



Sunday 10th July

11.00 Doors Open

11.25 Welcome

11.30 Little Gidding: Such things as seem of least and most importance
A lecture by Jim McCue, one of the co-editors of the acclaimed critical edition of Eliot’s Poems

12.45 The Complete Prose of TS Eliot
A report by Jewel Spears Brooker from the award-winning international publishing project

1.00 Lunch

2.00 An Investigation into Eliot and Motherhood
Matthew Geary talks on TS Eliot and the Mother

3.00 Eliot on Radio 4
BBC Commissioning Editor Jeremy Howe discusses their readings of Eliot’s poetry

4.00 A special reading of Little Gidding at Little Gidding by Adam Begley

4.30 Departure


One day ticket £35 – TS Eliot Society (UK) Member £30 – Student with valid ID card £15


CLICK HERE for online booking for Sunday 10th July

Tickets are also available by phone or personal visit from Oundle Box Office, 4 New St. Oundle PE8 4ED Tel 01832 274734

Members of the TS Eliot Society (UK) should see the Members Area for details of their discounts and how to obtain them.



The Society cannot make particular recommendations, but among the many hotels and B&Bs you can find in the area, budget accommodation includes:

Redwings Lodge, Sawtry

The Elephant & Castle, Sawtry

Lower Farm B&B, Barnwell


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