John Clare Festival 2017: Meeting Poets in Helpston

Were you there? What a great weekend in July at the John Clare Festival in Helpston 15th and 16th July - book it in for next year if you missed it.  This discreet Festival celebrates the life and work of the poet John Clare.  The team have been following in his footsteps, tracing his favourite haunts in and around Helpston. ( Great pub -The Bluebell)

We set about transforming Botolph's Barn the old jail house into a Clare grotto, with printed garlands, tisstie - tossties, books encased in trees along with a clock-a-clays or two the jail house rocked!