An evening of poetry at Rydal Mount promises a rare chance to hear Wordsworths reading Wordsworth next month.

Christopher Andrew, and Simon Bennie, who are the great great great great grandsons of the poet William Wordsworth, will be reading poetry to guests at the exclusive event next month.

The Wordsworth family still own the house where the poet lived for much of his life, and from where he wrote most of his greatest work.

This summer there has been work on the house itself, decorating and adding new items of historic interest.

There is also an ongoing exhibition in the attic study of the paintings of Hideyuki Sobue, a Japanese artist resident in the UK.

In the gardens, work continues to develop the different areas of lawn, woodland, shrubs and borders as planned originally by Wordsworth himself.

The event, on September 17, will include a tour of the house and gardens, a glass of wine, and Grasmere gingerbread.

A limited number of tickets are now on sale, at £25 per head.

The evening will start at 6pm and tickets can be purchased at