11. January 2019 · Comments Off on AGM and film: Finding Blake · Categories: Society News

Wednesday 16 January 2019 at 6.30 pm
Waterstones Bookshop, 82 Gower Street, London WC1E 6EQ
Finding Blake

The AGM will be followed by a showing of a rough-cut of a new film provisionally entitled ‘Finding Blake’, with an opportunity for discussion afterwards.
‘Finding Blake’ has been documenting the creation of the new ledger stone for William Blake, from the stone being quarried in Portland, through the process of letter cutting, to the ceremony of unveiling at Bunhill Fields.
The screening will show how the project is bringing Blake to life in the current time. The project team have interviewed a range of scholars and creatives who have been influenced by Blake, and are also striving to create large-scale reproductions of his work.
The Director of ‘Finding Blake’ is James Murray-White who a filmmaker, lover of literature, craft … and kayaking along rivers, slowly.

The AGM of the Blake Society will immediately precede this film.

13. December 2018 · Comments Off on Announcement of 2018 Tithe Grant Award · Categories: Society News

The Winner of the 2018 Tithe Grant was announced at a ceremony at the House of William Blake on 12 December 2018.

This year’s theme was a Monogram and the judge was the master lettercutter Lida Cardozo of the Cardozo Kindersley Workshop.

48 people entered the 2018 Award (some with multiple entries) and they came from all around the world including America, Australia, Canada, The Cook Islands, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Russia, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

We are delighted to announce that the Winner of the 2018 Tithe Grant is Francesca Croce.

Francesca is from Italy and in currently a doctoral student at the Warburg Institute in London researching Alchemical Transformation, Meditatio and Imagination in the influence of Gérard Dorn (an early modern physician & Paracelsian c.1530-1584) on Carl Gustav Jung.

Our Congratulations to Francesca Croce and here is her winning monogram:

08. December 2018 · Comments Off on Tithe Grant Award Ceremony 2018 · Categories: Society News

Wednesday 12 December 2018 at 7 pm
House of William Blake
17 South Molton Street, London W1K 5QT

This year’s Tithe Grant celebrates the art of the monogram and seeks the holistic design-of-line manifest in Blake’s own interwoven initials.
There will be an opportunity to see some of the entries and compare the shortlist of designs; and finally, the Winner of the Tithe Grant for 2018 will be announced, judged by the master of letter-cutting, Lida Cardozo.
Mince pies & Monograms