This page gives information on new activities about William Blake. If you know of events, forthcoming books, films or media coverage, or other activities in the coming months that we should feature here, please do let us know through the Contact page.
NB: Events are listed here as we become aware of them (the most recent discoveries at the top), not in their date order. Once an event has occurred, we place it in A Blakean Archive. If you went to one of these events, why not use our Contact page to offer us a Finding Blake post about it?
Thursday 12th July 2018 - London Blake Songs The Guildhall’s premier jazz vocal group presents Blake Songs, an innovative setting by John Ashton Thomas of poems by William Blake for voices with improvising jazz trio, commissioned by the Martin Speake trio. The first half of the concert features close-harmony arrangements of great jazz standards and original music by director Scott Stroman, Gene Puerling, and others. see Guildhall School of Music site for details.
Saturday 15th September 2018 - Bognor Regis, West Sussex Blakefest 2018 A celebration of William Blake and his impact on the 60s This quirky music festival now in its fourth year is bigger and brighter than ever. Headlined by Lene Lovich who is a leading and iconic figure in the New Wave Scene. Also including the music of George Harrison from the 10-piece All Things Must Pass Orchestra and Jazz from Emily Dankworth with the Jamie Lemming Trio. Nestling inside is this year's Southdown’s poetry featuring Sasha Dugdale and ‘On the Streets’ Art Exhibition with the English and Creative Writing Department of Chichester See Alexandra Theatre's Blakefest 2018 site for details.
William Blake walks Saturday 7th July (14.00) - London: Jerusalems's Pillars Sunday 8th July (14.00) - London: William Blake & the Visionary Poets of Hampstead Saturday 14th July (14.00) - London: A William Blake Walk Sunday 5th August (14.00) - London: A Rimbaud Blake Waterloo Lambeth Walk For details of these walks led by poet and psychogeographer Niall McDevitt - "a passionate, obsessive Blakeian. There is no better way to learn about our great mystic, and there is so much!" - and more events, check New River Press.