28. November 2017 · Comments Off on Tithe Grant Award Ceremony · Categories: Society News

Wednesday 13 December 2017 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm
City of Westminster Archives Centre
10 St Ann’s Street London SW1P 2DE
This year’s Tithe Grant celebrates the art of letter writing and in particular William Blake’s idiosyncratic yet unbounded approach. The Judge is the well loved novelist Tracy Chevalier.
One of the most important collection of Blake’s letters is held at the City of Westminster Archives Centre, and so it is wonderful that the Award Ceremony for the 2017 Tithe Grant should be held here.
You will be able to see a display of some of Blake’s letters to Thomas Butts, and the Archivist Alison Kenney will give a short talk about the letters and the other original works of Blake that are held in the City of Westminster’s rich archive.
There will be an opportunity to hear extracts from the entries, and finally, the Winner of the Tithe Grant for 2017 will be announced.
All Welcome ~ Cake and Conversation

13. November 2017 · Comments Off on 2017 Tithe Grant Award · Categories: Society News

Write a letter that Blake might have written today. A short letter full of prophecy & passion. The Judge is the celebrated novelist Tracy Chevalier. The Prize £469. The Award is free to enter and is open to anyone anywhere. The deadline is 28 November 2017 – William Blake’s Birthday.

Good luck!

For full details see 2017 Tithe Grant

29. October 2017 · Comments Off on Jerusalem in Full · Categories: Society News

Saturday 25 November 2017 10 am to 9 pm
Waterstones Bookshop, 82 Gower Street, London WC1E 6EQ

To celebrate Blake’s 260th birthday, we will be reading the whole of his last great prophetic book, Jerusalem, the Emanation of the Giant Albion, over the course of a single day.
In his Preface to Jerusalem, Blake speaks of producing the cadences of his prophetic poem for ‘the mouth of a true Orator’. This will be a rare opportunity to engage actively with ‘the grandest poem that this world contains’ as Blake himself tells us he shaped it – through the spoken word.
We will be guided through the multiple levels of Blake’s culminating vision by Susanne Sklar, a leading authority on Jerusalem as ‘Visionary Theatre’.
Members are invited to take part in the reading, which will be open to the public. Readers will be assigned specific roles for the leading figures, with a wider group sharing the narration.
If you would like to take part, please register your interest at: