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The John Clare Society Festival in Helpston returns for 2019

A Festival organised each year to commemorate John Clare, will be held in Helpston from Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 14.

The John Clare Society Festival celebrates a poet who wrote extensively about his own life and the people he knew.

Highlights include: A Pint of Poetry and a folk evening on Friday; music, dancing, open gardens, poetry and more from 9am to 5pm on Saturday followed by a ticketed concert by Pennyless in St Botolph’s Church.


On Sunday there will be a Beginner’s Guide to John Clare in the Scout Hut from 10am until midday. Tickets cost £5.

Visit johnclaresociety.wordpress.com/festival-2019 or contact 01400 282409 for tickets.

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