Tenth annual D.H. Lawrence Festival to take place this September

Date Posted: 24/05/2013

The centenary of D.H. Lawrence’s classic work, Sons and Lovers, will be celebrated at the tenth annual D.H. Lawrence Festival in Nottinghamshire this September.

Originally published in 1913, Sons and Lovers is regarded as one of Lawrence’s most significant achievements and has a firm place within the literary canon.

The author’s most autobiographical work, much of the book is set in Nottinghamshire around Lawrence’s hometown of Eastwood, and the story is a provocative tale of working-class mining life.

Eastwood is home to D.H. Lawrence Heritage, incorporating the D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre and the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum, which is the home in which he was born and lived part of his life, as well as a number of other important buildings related to Lawrence’s life.

The D. H. Lawrence Festival

The D.H. Lawrence Festival will take place in Eastwood from 6th to 21st September 2013.

The festival boasts over 50 events, including an exhibition examining the real people and places which inspired the novel, a special screening of the 1960 film Sons and Lovers, street theatre performances and a vintage weekend.

A walking tour around significant Lawrence sites

A school group visiting Eastwood can incorporate the Blue Line Trail, a walking tour covering significant Lawrence sites.

For further school trip information visit:

www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/dh-lawrence or

School Travel Organiser's Guide