Welcome to our growing archive of Finding Blake films. Like our posts, the films are about giving voice to people from all sorts of creative fields who want to share ideas, views and inspiration concerning the relevance of William Blake today. We’re interviewing poets, artists, scholars and many others about their relationship with Blake, and we’ll be following the making and siting of Blake’s new gravestone. As the project expands and develops, we are also looking to stage recreations of some of Blake’s famous works. You can find the full archive here as it develops (in order of posting — so the most recent films are at the bottom of the page) and see an overview with key milestones on the Our Story Continues page.
In other parts of A Blakean Archive, you can keep up with:
- Finding Blake’s posts, featuring project members and other creative people;
- Information that comes our way from other sources, including: past Blake-themed events; features, blog posts and other articles; details of books, music, films and other artefacts exploring or inspired by William Blake.
Where it started – the Finding Blake teaser on Crowdfunder
Choosing the stone
Choosing the Stone – finding Blake’s new gravestone from Finding Blake on Vimeo.
The Garden of Love – David Whyte performs William Blake
Blake’s new gravestone – letters drawn
Testament talks Blake
Our film with Testament featured in our first video post – Testament on Blake – in April 2018.
Matt Ray Brown reads Blake: Jerusalem
The first in our series of actor Matt Ray Brown reading Blake’s poems at William and Catherine Blake’s South Molton Street home in London.
Matt Ray Brown reads Blake: The Human Abstract
The second in our series of actor Matt Ray Brown reading Blake’s poems at William and Catherine Blake’s South Molton Street home in London.
Matt Ray Brown reads Blake: The Tyger
Matt Ray Brown reads Blake: The Little Black Boy
Apocalypse – Unveiling the Stone
Going Beneath the Grains of Sand
Philosopher James Fox at Blake’s new gravestone
Finding Blake – the film trailer
Joy – a performance for Finding Blake by Sasha Dugdale