William Blake – A Reading of Songs of Innocence and Experience
Sat 27 November 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
“The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.”
Somewhat neglected in his own lifetime, William Blake is now considered amongst the greatest writers and artists England ever produced. If Jerusalem is our national Hymn, then pop icons such as Patti Smith and the Verve have kept Blake’s cultural flame burning for future generations. Surely, if there was one last big exhibition before lockdown then it had to have been William Blake at Tate Britain.
Blake would have celebrated his 264th birthday this November 28th, and Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution will mark the occasion by holding a free event in the Elwin Room on Saturday 27th November at 11am.
Three actors will read the whole cycle of Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience. These poems represent the two contrary states of the human soul. We have room for 50 people so be sure to register!
Across our digital platforms that day we will be sharing a short film by Louisa Albani, artist and writer of William Blake’s Mystic Map of London.
This event is live at Queen Square (NOT online)