John Clare Society

The John Clare Society was founded in 1981 to promote a wider and deeper knowledge of this remarkable poet.

The Society publishes a quarterly newsletter and an annual Journal. It also arranges exhibitions, day schools, poetry readings and conferences.

The annual John Clare festival takes place in Helpston every July which includes talks and exhibitions about the poet and his life.

For further information on the Society visit the website at

The current chairman of the Society is Linda Curry.

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Elizabeth TUBB April 3, 2017 at 7:11 pm

I am a descendent of John Clare and would like information on the society. I am finding the JC website difficult, and wondered if you can help me. I would like a local contact.


Roy Hinchliff April 10, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Dear Elizabeth,
May I suggest you contact Anna Kinneard, who lives in Helpston and runs the picture framing and art shop in Helpston called Annakin. The contact details are in the Business section of the website. Anna is also a member of the Committee of the John Clare Society and I am sure she will be more than happy to assist you.
Kind regards
Roy Hinchliff, website administrator


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