21. July 2018 · Comments Off on Apocalypse – Unveiling of the Gravestone · Categories: Society News

Sunday 12 August 2018 at 3 pm
Bunhill Fields, 38 City Road London EC1Y 1AU
William Blake died on 12 August 1827 and was buried in an unmarked grave.The Society has commissioned a gravestone from the leading letter cutter in England, the Cardozo Kindersley Workshop and the ceremony of unveiling will be marked with music and personal reflections from eminent & immanent Blakeans who have supported this project over the last twelve years. There will be a performance of a specially commissioned choral work by the Australian composer Chris Williams sung by Sansara. The vocal trio Blake, celebrating their tenth anniversary will sing Jerusalem. A set of songs will be performed accappella by Nicki Wells. Speakers include our President Philip Pullman, the poet, singer-songwriter, priest, and academic Malcolm Guite, the bass guitarist and poet Jah Wobble, the satirist Will Franken and the poet Stephen Micalef. The Unveiling will conclude with a candle ceremony when everyone will be invited to place one of 191 candles around the grave, marking the 191 years since Blake’s death.
We welcome all our members, friends or passers-by to pause and share in this belated wake for Blake.

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