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Central: William Blake in W1

  • 34 S Molton St England, W1K 5RG United Kingdom (map)

Coinciding with the major Tate Britain William Blake exhibition (September ‘19 - February ‘20), Niall McDevitt will lead five William Blake ‘wandering lectures’ in North, South, East, West, and Central London. The first is Central: William Blake in W1

This walk takes us through much of the London timeline of William Blake, including the site of his birth as well as the one surviving Georgian townhouse where Blake actually lived.

McDevitt identifies - street by street - the places where Blake wrote Songs of Innocence, the C of E church where his non-conformist parents were forced to marry, and the Leicester Square scene of the honeymoon with his illiterate but beautiful wife Catherine. Blake appears and reappears in the coffeeshops, beauticians, and bookies of today!

'I write in South Molton Street what I both see and hear'.

Meeting point: The junction of Oxford Street and South Molton Street. 1pm-3.30pm. £10. Tickets here. Or you can buy all five walks for the price of three! Discounted multi buy here.

Earlier Event: September 26
Readings from I Am Not Who You Think I Am
Later Event: November 10
East: A William Blake + Wat Tyler walk