Introduction to Poem Sculpture

Thursday 22nd November

10:00 am to 3:00 pm

During this workshop with artist Jamie Poole, you will create a wooden sculpture of an animal or a bird. These will be decorated using the words of the famous Northamptonshire poet John Clare. Students will learn how to rip tear and manipulate lines of poetry to create beautiful collaged designs that can be proudly displayed at home. There will be a choice of making a free-standing piece or one that can be hung on the wall. All materials will be provided for this workshop including wooden kits, colour paper words and glue!

The day will include tea and coffee on arrival, light lunch and tea and cake in the afternoon. Tickets are £45 and places are limited to 10 so that you get maximum time with the artist.

Please contact the Cottage on 01733 253330 to reserve a place.


Acoustic Cafe

Thursday 22nd November

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