BROMSGROVE'S most famous son was celebrated during a weekend of events organised by the Housman Society.

The weekend began with a special performance of Housman’s best loved work, A Shropshire Lad, at the Artrix Theatre, on October 26.

World renowned bartione singer James Rutherford and pianist Simon Lepper performed the complete cycle of poems in poetry and song, accompanied by images taken by Ludlow photographer Gareth Thomas.

Between October 27-28, a range of Housman related topics were covered by speakers, which were listened to by 50 delegates in Housman Hall, formerly Perry Hall in Kidderminster Road, which is now owned by Bromsgrove School.

Talks included Housman at Cambridge and a reading from poet Wendy Cope, of her poem I think I am in love with AE Housman.

The weekend ended with a final talk from Julian Hunt on the fascination journey of how the Housman family came to Bromsgrove.