The Blake Society
The Blake Society was founded In 1985 and champions the agency of William Blake in our culture. The Society commissioned a stone to be placed on William Blake’s unmarked grave in Bunhill Fields and is planning to place a stone for Catherine Blake. It holds regular meetings (online and in real locations), organises Blakean events and publishes the annual journal, VALA.
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VALA is a free online publication that celebrates William Blake’s art and legacy in exciting new ways. Members of The Blake Society receive a printed copy of the latest issue. The third issue of VALA was published on 28 November 2022 and features contributions from academics, writers, poets, artists, illustrators and more on the theme of Blake and Nature.
Mosaics and ‘Minute Particulars’
On 11 September The Blake Society was delighted to attend the unveiling of the restored Blake Mosaics, based on pages from Songs of Innocence and Of Experience at Surbiton Station. The mosaics were originally created by London School of Mosaic and were displayed for many years in the arches near Waterloo station. They have been restored at Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College by Artist…
Blake’s Job: Adventures in Becoming
Jason Wright introduces his new book, which analyses Blake’s Illustrations of the Book of Job and shows their relevance in clinical psychoanalysis and psychotherapy: I am a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist; prior to this, I worked in theatre as a director and a manager. As I transitioned between the not-so-different traditions, I became close to Blake. Whilst training, I offered to make a presentation…