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OCT 14TH: William Blake and the Visionary Poets of Hampstead

Poet Niall McDevitt conducts a unique walking tour of Hampstead assessing the village's contribution to English and world poetry. 

The main site of the pilgrimage will be an off-the-beaten-track farmhouse where the sixty-something Blake regularly visited his patron John Linnel but - in a dramatic letter - turned down an offer to live there rent-free.

The elderly Blake is contrasted with the childhood Gerard Manley Hopkins who grew up in leafy Oak Hill. 

En route there will be fascinating encounters with revolutionaries, mystics, anarchists, and at least two consumptives from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

Sun 14 Oct meeting outside Hampstead tube station at 2pm. £10. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.

Earlier Event: October 7
OCT 7TH: THE WILLIAM BLAKE WALK
Later Event: October 20
OCT 20TH: A Rimbaud /Verlaine Drift