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Laurie Lee Centenary Year

The purpose of this website is to provide a focal point and signpost for activities, events and publications that will be taking place over the next year or so to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Laurie’s birth in 1914.

A number of events are being planned to mark the birth of this inspirational English writer, both within the Stroud district and nationally.

Planned events include:

Re-launch of his classic books:

  • Cider With Rosie
  • As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning
  • A Moment of War
  • the trilogy, Red Sky at Sunrise
  • The First Born

Local exhibition at Stroud Museum of previously unseen paintings and drawings by Laurie

A series of poetry and music events to celebrate Laurie’s work

Educational events and projects involving local schools

The publication of a new book by his daughter Jessy: introducing previously unseen drawings and paintings covering periods of Laurie’s life – from the early days in Slad to his time in Spain and return to England