The George Herbert Festival will celebrate the life and work of this beloved poet and priest over the weekend of 10-13 July, 2014 in Bemerton, Wilton and Salisbury.
The festival centres around Salisbury where he spent the last three years of his life in rural ministry and had strong family connections. There will be presentations, talks, poetry readings, discussion groups, musical events, and local walks together with other related activities, all designed to enrich our understanding and enjoyment of Herbert’s life and works.
The festival is for those who are familiar with his work and particularly those who are not. The programme will approach his work from spiritual, literary and historical perspectives and include talks by Dr Rowan Williams, Former Archbishop of Canterbury, on ‘Why Herbert Matters’ to take place in the main theatre at Salisbury Playhouse.
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