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.
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Blake’s Birthday Revelry Wednesday 28 November 2018, London (7 pm) The Theodore Bullfrog, 26-28 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6HL The Blake Society looks forward to seeing you at Blake’s Birthday Revelry. "Come and celebrate the 261st anniversary of the Eternal Prophet's entrances into theis vegetable universe with an evening of art, poetry, musci, drama, song, dance and wit." See the Blake Society's news page for details.
William Blake and Nature Spirituality: A Personal Response Monday 26 November 2018, London (7 pm) The Dragon Café, Crypt of St George the Martyr Church, Borough High St SE1 1JA Philosopher and one of our contributing authors, James Fox is giving a talk, which is an elaboration of his article, Divine Madness, published here on Finding Blake. James Fox is a philosopher and former researcher at the Open University and is a co-author of A Historical Dictionary of Leibniz’s Philosophy (Scarecrow Press, 2006). He is now mostly interested in mystical texts, especially pantheistic nature-based doctrines and practices which he sees as key to transforming our conception of ourselves in relation to the world: a transformation that can lead to the spiritual experience of total at-homeness in (at one with) the natural environment and hence to the feeling of a reverence and duty of care towards that environment. Prior to pursuing philosophy, he held a position in a climate research department at the UK Meteorological Office. See The Dragon Café for details