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Friday, 6 June 2008

Hardy's 168th birthday is celebrated

To mark the 168 years since Thomas Hardy's birth a feast of events will take place in Dorchester.

An English professor who has travelled from the University of Georgia, Doctor Simon Gatrell will start the celebrations tomorrow at 3.30pm (Saturday June 7) in the Council Chamber, County Hall, when he gives a talk on the novel - The Return of The Native.

Following that there will be tea in the members room with entertainment from the Durnovaria Band and the New Hardy Players.

READ MORE - Source: Dorset Echo 6th June 2008

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