CENTENARY


The Marie Corelli Centenary program is being organised by the Shakespeare Institute and Stratford Society, with support from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Note that some events in the public program are awaiting confirmation, so please check back for confirmation of times and locations, plus further information on ticketing.

Unfortunately Marie Corelli's home, Mason Croft, will sadly be unavailable on the Sunday, and therefore the Town Hall will be used as the alternative venue.

PROGRAM

Monday 15 April
1900: talk by Dr Robert Bearman to Stratford Society on Marie Corelli, conservationist. The White Swan Hotel Stratford.
Tickets on the door. 

Sunday 21 April
1500 - 1600: Commemoration at Corelli's memorial with attendance by local dignitaries, Evesham Road Cemetary.

Saturday 4th May
0900 - 1630: Academic conference managed by Jo Turner, Loughborough University and Ellie Dobson, Birmingham University.
Closed to the public.

1700 - 1800: Keynote speech by Professor MacLeod from Newcastle University on Corelli’s early twentieth century American magazine publications. 
Open to the public or available to view on zoom.
Tickets: https://commemoratingcorelli.wordpress.com

1800 - 1900: Followed by roundtable event chaired by Nick Birch with Professor MacLeod, Jo Turner and Ellie Dobson discussing various aspects of Corelli's life and work.
Open to the public.
Tickets: https://commemoratingcorelli.wordpress.com

0900 - 1630: Exhibition of artefacts, documents and photographs associated with Marie Corelli, Harvard House. [Awaiting confirmation].
Tickets: Free to enter.

Sunday 5th May 
0900 - 1630: Exhibition of artefacts, documents and photographs associated with Marie Corelli, Harvard House. [Awaiting confirmation].
Tickets: Free to enter.

1100 - 1200: Illustrated talk on Marie Corelli, The Life, Literature and Legacy of Stratford's Great Little Lady by Nick Birch, Stratford Town Hall.
Tickets: Free - reservations will open online.

1400 - 1500: Meet Marie Corelli. Afternoon tea and cake plus books for sale and a guest appearance by Marie Corelli in person. Stratford Town Hall.
Tickets: Free to enter with small charge for refreshments.

1500 - 1800: Dramatised reading of an adaptation of Marie Corelli's The Sorrows of Satan of 1895, with interval. Stratford Town Hall.
Tickets: Free - reservations will open online.

Click on Commemorating Corelli for tickets to events on Saturday 4th May linked to the conference, and Stratford Society for events on Sunday 5th May.
Sunday 21st April
Commemoration at Corelli's grave on the 100th anniversary of her death.
Saturday 4th May
Academic Conference at her old home, Mason Croft, with public access to the keynote lecture.
Sunday 5th May
Public talk on Marie Corelli, Garden Party, and dramatic reading of one of her most famous books.
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