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D.H Lawrence Festival 2016

31 August 16 words: James Walker
On 11 September the world changed forever and would never be the same again. A very mardy bloke from Eastwood was born

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Lecture: D. H. Lawrence’s The Rainbow, Female Experience and Suffragism
When: Wednesday 31 August, 7.30pm
What: Join Dr. Andrew Harrison, Director of the D. H. Lawrence Research Centre at the University of Nottingham, for this free lecture. Lawrence famously described his great novel The Rainbow (1915) as being about ‘woman becoming individual, self-responsible, taking her own initiative’. But how is this theme handled in The Rainbow? What kinds of freedom do the women demand in the novel?
Where: The Horse and Groom Pub, Moorgreen, NG16 2FE
Lecture: Lawrence and Freud
When: Thursday 1 September, 7.30pm
What: The lecture by Suzanne Webb is the second part of her lecture on Lawrence and Freud and Jung. In 1921 and 1922 Lawrence wrote two books “Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious” and “A Fantasia of the Unconscious”. This is a further examination of Lawrence’s ideas on what were—and are—challenging theories. In her first lecture Suzanne brought real insight into Lawrence’s writing. Any notes and hand-outs will be provided.”
Where: The Horse and Groom Pub, Moorgreen, NG16 2FE
Exhibition: Careful, or I’ll put you in my Novel: The Real Sons and Lovers
When: Saturday 3 September – Thursday 29th September. Please check Beeston Library opening times.
What: A chance to see this popular exhibition in Beeston (previously on display at the D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre). The exhibition celebrates Lawrence’s well-known, semi-autobiographical novel Sons and Lovers, and discovers the real people found within the pages. How much did Lawrence draw upon the people he knew, and even loved, to write his story?
Where: Beeston Library, Foster Avenue, Nottingham NG9 1AE. T: 0115 925 5168.
The Barber and Walker Coal Company & The Development of Harworth Colliery (1913 – 1922)
When: Saturday 3 September, 4.00 pm.
What: An illustrated talk by David Amos on the controversial development of Harworth Colliery during the period 1913 – 1922 in which the local Eastwood coal-owners, Barber and Walker Co, played a significant role.
Where: Costa Coffee, 99 Nottingham Road, Eastwood, NG16 3AJ.
Price: £3.00 per person includes a free filter coffee. Pre booking advised. Tickets can be collected on the day at the venue prior to the event (from 3.00pm). Contact David Amos – Mine2Minds Education T: (01773) 760030 E: [email protected] WEBSITE
Nottingham City Guided Walk
When: Saturday 3 September. 10.30am (lasting approx. 2 hours).
What: Continuing our series of free guided walks we will be retracing some of D.H. Lawrence’s Nottingham footsteps as both man and writer. The walk will also include a visit to the Bromley House Library. Please wear appropriate clothes and footwear.
Where: Meet the group at High School Tram Stop, Waverley Street, Nottingham.
Passage: Second Best
When: Monday 5 September, 7.00pm
What: Malcolm Gray, Chairman of the D.H. Lawrence Society, will lead a reading group on the Lawrence short story “Second Best”. Come and join the discussion of Lawrence’s ideas from this short story, and examine how he creates his narrative. Texts will be provided.
Where: The Horse and Groom Pub, Moorgreen, NG16 2FE
Lecture: Clive Leiver’s “Dr Forbes”
When: Tuesday 6 September, 7.30pm
What: Clive Leivers is giving a lecture on “Duncan MacDonald Forbes; Eastwood’s Doctor in the Time of D.H. Lawrence”.  Clive Leivers is Chairman of the Haggs Farm Preservation Society. He is a well known local speaker on many aspects of both Lawrence and the history of Eastwood. The lecture should be of great interest to local history groups.
Where: Eastwood Baptist Church Hall, Percy Street, Nottingham NG16 3EP. T: 01773 770878
Discussion: Pansies—Do They Still Bloom?
When: Wednesday 7 September, 7.00pm
What: Talk, with Discussion and Readings, led by Dave Brock of the D.H.Lawrence Society. These verses were considered so subversive in their time that some of the “most lurid blossoms” were even seized in the post by Scotland Yard on the instructions of the Home Secretary.  Do Pansies still “show a running vein of fire”? Come along and see. You may even be inspired to write your own Pansy!
Where: The Sun Inn, 6 Derby Road, Nottingham NG16 3NT
Guided Walk Moorgreen to Brinsley Headstocks
Where: Thursday 8 September, 2.00pm.
What: Walk with the D.H. Lawrence Society through Moorgreen Reservoir, Felley Mill site and Brinsley Headstocks. This walk will be 5/6 miles, so please wear appropriate clothes and footwear. Where: Meeting at Collier’s Wood Car Park, Engine Lane, Eastwood, NG16 3QU.
Lawrence’s Early Poems    
When: Thursday 8 September, 7.00pm
What: Annalise Grice of The University of Nottingham will offer an introduction to Lawrence’s early poems and provide a brief selection of examples to read out and discuss, but attendees are invited to bring their own poems to share with the group if they wish. Printed texts will be available if needed.
Where: The Horse and Groom Pub, Moorgreen, NG16 2FE
Lawrence / Leavis Conference       
When: Friday 9 September, 10am —4pm
What: The D.H. Lawrence Society will be joined by the Leavis Society for a one day conference.     Programme :- Lecture 1:  “Second in importance only to Shakespeare; Lawrence, Leavis and the living principle”- Bob Hayward. Lecture 2: “Lawrence, the mind of Europe and the English Canon”” -Heward Wilkinson. Lecture 3: “The value of Lawrence and Leavis to a sociologist”. – Paul Filmer. Lecture 4: “Women in Love” – Jeremy Tambling”
Where: Eastwood Hall, Mansfield Rd, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3SS
Price: £32 per person, including includes coffee, a hot/cold buffet and tea. It is essential to pre-book for this Conference. For more information and booking details please contact either: Bob Hayward: [email protected] or Malcolm Gray: [email protected]
Lecture: Lawrence Birthday Lecture        
When: Friday 9 September, 7.00pm
What: The D.H. Lawrence Birthday Lecture will be given by Prof. James Moran from the University of Nottingham. His subject will be “D.H. Lawrence and W.B. Yeats”. In 2015 Prof James Moran published his book “The Theatre of D.H. Lawrence”. He will undoubtedly bring interesting insights to the lecture.
Where: Drama Studio, Hall Park Academy, Eastwood, NG16 3EA
Price: £3 —including a drink. The lecture is an open lecture and there is no need to pre-book
Beeston Film Festival: Women in Love
When: Friday 16 September, 7.30-10.00pm.
What: Hosted by Beeston Film Festival, watch this screening of the famous Women In Love. See this battle of the sexes and relationships among the elite of Britain’s industrial Midlands in the 1920s.
Where: The White Lion Bar & Kitchen, 24 Middle Street, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1FX.
Price: £5.00 on the door.
Good Old Fashioned Fun
When: Saturday 17 September, 10.30-11.30am.
What: Join us at the library for the sort of fun activities and crafts that were around when Lawrence was a lad! Free Victorian entertainment for children aged 5-11
Where: Eastwood Library, Wellington Place, Eastwood, Notts NG16

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