William Blake’s 265th Birthday Bash


11am next Monday 28th November 2022
Glastonbury Abbey, by the Edgar Chapel (in the main ruin beyond the High Altar)
Blakean poets, bards and minstrels are invited to honour the Divine Humanity of William Blake, poet, artist, visionary (1757-1827). Bring your favourite poem (or selected verses from one of the Master’s Prophetic Books) to recite, sing or otherwise share. We’ll respect the Abbey ground rules, so no ceremonies. Just a few of us Blake Lovers gathered to praise our mentor.
All welcome. Free event, though Abbey entry charges still apply. So free to Abbey Members.
William Blake’s 265th Birthday Celebration will also be happening in London at 1pm in the Octagon Room in Tate Britain, and all over the world. When I lived in London, I participated in many of Stephen Micalef / William Blake Congregation‘s Birthday Celebrations. It was Micalef who called me in 2020, to suggest I contact Sophie Windsor Clive to organise one in Glastonbury. So this is the third year we’ve done this at 11am on 28/11. In 2020 there were seven of us; last year we were 28 (a classic Blakean ‘fourfold’ increase). If there are too many of us this year we’ll discreetly move over to a quieter spot in the Abbey grounds – let’s meet in the Edgar Chapel and take it from there. Whoever comes, we’ll be the perfect number.