William Blake’s Birthday

Curiocity held an event today to celebrate William Blake’s birthday. A group of 30 pilgrims carried candles around Soho, we heard Mark Mason, Robert Kingham and John Rogers speak, as well as readings from members of the company. We held a druidic ritual in Poland Street, Waterstones Piccadilly gave us drinks and Tim Heath, Chairman of the Blake Society, welcomed us into 17 South Molton Street, the last of Blake’s London residences to have survived.

Philip Pullman, President of the Blake Society, recorded this interview beforehand, at Blake’s grave in Bunhill Fields Burial Ground.