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16 – 31 January 2015

Inspired by Blake Festival

In January 2015, to coincide with the major exhibition, 'William Blake: Apprentice & Master', Blackwell's Bookshop and the Ashmolean present 'Inspired by Blake', a two-week William Blake Festival. The programme includes talks, panel discussions, musical and theatrical events, workshops, and community events, encompassing the art, poetry, philosophy and spirit of William Blake. See the list of events below.

Follow this link to visit the Festival website.

Booking

For tickets to any Festival event, please telephone 01865 333623, or visit the customer service desk at Blackwell’s Bookshop on Broad Street. For enquiries about these events, please email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk.

Follow this link to download our full William Blake Exhibition Events Programme (PDF).

Programme

For full information about each event visit the Festival website. Follow this link to visit the Inspired By Blake website now.

Follow this link to download our full William Blake Exhibition Events Programme (PDF).

Inspired By Blake Launch Event
With Philip Pullman, Caspar Henderson, and Iain Sinclair

3pm Sunday 18th January
Sheldonian Theatre
Tickets £10, booking essential, telephone 01865 333623

Printing Demonstrations
With curator Michael Phillips

10.30am–12pm & 2pm£4pm Friday 16th and Sunday 18th January 2015
Ashmolean Museum
Free with the price of admission to the William Blake exhibition

Ruth Rosen: William Blake – Man Without A Mask
7pm Tuesday 20th January 2015
Blackwell's Bookshop
Tickets £5, booking essential, telephone 01865 333623

Blake and His Contemporaries Balloon Debate
7pm Thursday 22nd January
Blackwell's Bookshop
Tickets £5, booking essential, telephone 01865 333623

Saree Makdisi: Reading in the Spirit of Blake
4.30pm Friday 23rd January
Ashmolean Museum
Tickets £5/£3, booking essential, telephone 01865 333623

Tyger, Tyger Saturday Children's Events
2––5pm Saturday 24th January
Blackwell's Bookshop
FREE, no need to book

Performance from rapper Testament
7pm Friday 23rd January
Blackwell's Bookshop
Tickets £5, booking essential, telephone 01865 333623

Shared readings from Songs of Innocence and Experience, and Auguries of Innocence
10.30am Sunday 25th January
Ashmolean Museum
Tickets £5, booking essential, telephone 01865 333623

“Hear the Voice of the Bard”
Poetry Recitation Workshop

7pm Monday 26th January
Blackwell's Bookshop
Tickets £5, booking essential, telephone 01865 333623

Blake and His Visions
7pm Thursday 29th January
Blackwell's Bookshop
Tickets £5, booking essential, telephone 01865 333623

Ashmolean LiveFriday: Heaven and Hell
7–10.30pm Friday 30th January
Ashmolean Museum
FREE, no need to book

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