Writing Places workshop with writer-in-residence Virginia Astley

  • Hardy’s Cottage
  • October 28
  • 10:30 - 13:00
  • £5 plus standard National Trust admission
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Hardy and Architecture

‘Here [in the stoneyard], with keen edges and smooth curves, were forms in the exact likeness of those he had seen abraded and time-eaten on the walls. These were the ideas in modern prose which the lichened colleges presented in old poetry… They had done nothing but wait, and had become poetical. How easy to the smallest building; how impossible to most men’

 Thomas Hardy was born from a family of builders and stonemasons. His professional training was as an architect and this can be traced in his work. This workshop will explore how buildings and their features have significance in Hardy’s work, as well as looking at the architecture and construction of his novels. This structure could be quite abstract: Hardy once said that the structure of Jude the Obscure was like that of a quadrille.

Perfect for all ages and abilities.

Bookings through 01305 262366. £5.00 per session, plus normal admission.