Irish poet Niall McDevitt follows the Yeatsian trail in West London where Yeats lived as a child with his bohemian family, and returned throughout his adult life.
Some of the astonishing West London stories include Yeats' unsuccessful years of formal schooling, his doomed friendship with the left-wing William Morris, his Thames-side inspiration for 'The Lake Isle of Innisfree' and a magical battle with 'the wickedest man in the world' Aleister Crowley.
McDevitt will offer a revisionist and risque ‘national poet’, Pre-Raphaelite / Decadent / Symbolist / Modernist and a consummate Londoner, far from the stock image of Yeats as Dublin theatre manager / nationalist and Sligo poet / folklorist.
Join us for a St Patrick's Day special. Meeting Sun 17 March at West Kensington tube. 2pm. £10. Tickets available here.
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(N.B. The walk will finish on King Street Hammersmith close to Ravenscourt Park tube and Hammersmith tube. St Patricks Day will continue with drinks at the Plough and Harrow pub).