On Sunday 12th August 2018, Bunhill Fields in London welcomed the long-awaited gathering of William Blake admirers for the ceremony to unveil his new gravestone. Finding Blake was there – filming, interviewing speakers and participants and taking part in the moment of communal respect for and reflection of this great artist, poet and visionary and his legacy for us.
Finding Blake film maker James Murray-White was on site at Bunhill Fields to record the setting in place of William Blake’s new stone. Here is a tiny teaser to promote the ceremony at the graveside this coming Sunday, 12th August 2018, when the world will finally be able to see the new gravestone for William Blake in all its glory. Many years in the planning, six months in the making, and now lying regally over the bones of Blake and others.
A short film of the events of the ceremony will appear exclusively on www.findingblake.org.uk soon after the event.
Finding Blake’s creator and film maker James Murray-White has been following the careful and painstaking process of creating the new gravestone for William Blake’s final resting place. He was with Lida Kindersley when she cut the final letters.