John Clare Society Festival 15th - 17th 

John Clare Society Festival

Friday July 13th - Sunday July 15th

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Festival Co-ordinatior & for Friends of the Festival please contact Sue Holgate - 01353 668438

There will be a photographic exhibition in the Dovecote at the Clare Cottage. The images are based on the works and life of John Clare.

Acoustic Cafe

Thursday 19th July

6:30pm for 7:00pm start

Open Mic Session

“A chance to perform”

You are invited to come along to the Café at the John Clare Cottage to play your instruments, sing or listen to other performers.

The evening will be led by the Reverend Dave Maylor (Blues Guitar).

There will be refreshments, including a licensed bar.

Entry is free; there will be an opportunity to give a donation, the monies being divided between the John Clare Trust and  St Botolph’s Church.

If you require any further details please contact

Clare Cottage – 01733 253330


Pantaloons Open AIr Theatre - The Importance of Being Earnest

Wednesday 25th July

Starts at 6:30 pm

The Importance of Being Earnest

Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, Ernest doesn’t exist. Or does he…? 

This energetic and musical production from the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons’ infuses Wilde’s witty words with snappy new songs and frantically funny physical theatre to give this perennially popular play a hilarious contemporary twist!

Please remember to bring a picnic and something to sit on for open-air performances. 

Performance length: Approx. 2hrs including interval

Age Suitability: All ages

All performances take place in the open-air unless otherwise stated and will continue in all weather except conditions which the venue or company deem to be genuinely unsafe for the audience or performers.

Ticket Prices:
Adult £13.50
Children (Under 16) £8.00
Family (2 Adults+2 Children) - £37.00