John Clare Society to hold annual festival

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The John Clare Society will be holding its annual festival in Helpston this weekend.

There will be a coach trip, stalls, lunches and teas in the village hall, talks, an open garden and a wildflower and poetry trail.

The concert at 7pm on Saturday “John Clare’s Music” features vocalist Stephanie Conner and harpists Mark Harmer and John Dalton and promises to be a wonderful evening in St Botolph’s church, Helpston. Programmes (£2) and concert tickets (£10 including an interval drink) will be available at the festival, from the Annakinn Gallery in Helpston or from Ann Marshall, the society’s publicity officer 01400 1282409.

Everyone is welcome, not just members, and for full details please ring Ann Marshall or look on the society’s {