Walter de la Mare’s Birthday Party
Walter de la Mare’s Birthday Party will now take place on Saturday April 24, 2021 in Penge Library from 7.30pm. Seats can be booked on Eventbrite. £10 [plus £1 booking fee] includes wine, nibbles and a slice of birthday cake. To book on Eventbrite go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walter-de-la-mares-birthday-pa…
With Iona Duncan, harpist; Mikey Kirkpatrick singing de la Mare poems; special guest Giles de la Mare; local poets reading their work; Martin Spence on de la Mare’s ghost story All Hallows; Erica Steenkamp performing de la Mare; Dr William Wootten on de la Mare’s poetry; results of the de la Mare Poetry Competition.
Walter de la Mare was a resident of Anerley between 1899 and 1924. He lived in Worbeck Road, Samos Road and Thornsett Road. This is a celebration of his legacy. Members of the de la Mare family hope to be there. De la Mare’s work is gaining new interest. The first international conference on his work was held at Cambridge University in September 2018.