31. May 2017 · Comments Off on A Wake for Blake · Categories: Society News

​A WAKE FOR BLAKE

A very special evening to raise money for a memorial for the poet and artist
William Blake

Monday 25th September 2017 at 7.30pm
Leicester Square Theatre, London

Featuring:

KEVIN ELDON
SHIRLEY COLLINS, DAVE ARTHUR AND PETE COOPER
THE GREAT BRITISH BLAKE OFF
ROBIN INCE
STEWART LEE
TESTAMENT
ALAN MOORE
SIMON MUNNERY

– More To Be Announced –

The exact location of Blake’s resting place was only re-discovered in recent years after detailed research by two committee members of the Blake Society, Carol and Luis Garrido. This event, featuring some of the UK’s most thrilling maverick performers, is to raise funds towards a fitting marker to identify Blake’s grave in Bunhill Fields Burial Ground.

Exclusive 48 hours PRIORITY BOOKING PERIOD from 10am 31ST MAY with PRIORITY BOOKING CODE: BLAKE17

To be assured of tickets, book within this exclusive booking period from 10am Wednesday 31st May until 10am Friday June 2nd.

Book online at :
https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873574779
or by calling 0207 734 2222
or in person at the box office
Please quote the PRIORITY BOOKING CODE: BLAKE17

Buying Tickets after 1st June:
General booking opens 10am Friday 2nd June 2017
Venue: Leicester Square Theatre, London
Date: Monday 25th September 2017
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £25 plus booking fee
Booking: https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873574779
Tel: 0207 734 2222

14. April 2017 · Comments Off on Neo-Romantic Envisionings · Categories: Society News

Nash, Paul; Eclipse of the Sunflower;

Wednesday 19 April 2017 at 7.00 pm
Waterstones Bookshop, 203-206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD

The influence of William Blake and Samuel Palmer on British artists of the inter-war years

Late in his lifetime, Blake inspired a small coterie of artists, The Ancients, and Samuel Palmer in particular; a century on, however, his art influenced a Neo-Romantic envisioning that flourished through the inter-war years.
This evening we’ll explore woodcuts, drawings and paintings by Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland, Cecil Collins and others who sought the spirit and mystery of the British landscape.

Dr M L Banting has a background in Russian Studies and Women’s Studies, and has for a number of years tutored on Russian and British art. His current focus is on British art of the early 20th century.

12. March 2017 · Comments Off on Blake’s Light as You Catch It in Soho · Categories: Society News

7.00 pm Friday 17 March 2017
Waterstones Bookshop, 203-206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD

The Ginger Light is the unique collaboration between the acclaimed poet and author Jeremy Reed and the musician and producer Itchy Ear. Ginger Light is an attempt to blur the boundaries that exist between spoken word, music, sound design and song. Together they create a performance dynamic unparalleled in British poetry.
Jeremy Reed was acclaimed by JG Ballard as ‘the most gifted poet working today’; his poetry, fiction and performances are singularly inimitable in their opposition to grey mainstream poetry. Jeremy has published over 40 books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, winning prestigious literary prizes like the Somerset Maugham Award. On coming to live in London in the 1980s his first patron was the artist Francis Bacon. Bjork has called his work ‘the most beautiful, outrageously brilliant poetry in the world.’
For this evening Jeremy has devised a special set focusing on Soho and Blake whom ‘I still feel walking down Broadwick Street, busy and radiating light’.