A Beowulf Event for Mothering Sunday – Journey into the Light of Love

To celebrate Mothering Sunday this year, they are combining it with the birth of Woodbridge’s own poet Edward FitzGerald who was born on 31st March 1809, and who became famous by translating the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. It is the Omar Khayyam ( Persian) rose that is in Woodbridge’s own town crest. The organisers of The Beowulf Festival are tracing the journey this rose took from Persia to Woodbridge.

It is with great pleasure that we invite Charles Mugleston, an expert on the life of Edward FitzGerald and the Rubaiyat to come and speak at this event .

We hope that you will enjoy coming to a Mothering Sunday persian tea ( supplied by Woodbridge Emporium Teas) with a Persian love cake ( made by Artizan of Woodbridge) and listen to how the rose came to be in our town crest as well as learning about our famous Woodbridge poet, Edward Fitzgerald. A Persian Rose will be given to each lady who comes to this event to celebrate Edward FitzGerald’s birthday and Mothering Sunday
Event name:
A Beowulf Event for Mothering Sunday – Journey into the Light of Love
Price:
£12.50 per person
Opening Hours:
One off