The Blake Society
The Blake Society was founded in 1985 and champions the agency of William Blake in our culture. The Society has kept a nurturing eye on his two remaining homes, hosted annual lectures, placed a stone on Blake’s unmarked grave, held monthly events, publishes the VALA Journal and encourages creativity through the innovative Tithe Grant award.
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The Tithe Grant
The Tithe Grant Award was set up in 2011 with the intent of rescuing the Society from administration. Every year ten per cent (a tithe) of our income from your Membership Subscriptions is given as a prize to encourage a work of creativity. Winners have come from as far a field as Alaska, Australia, Italy and the United Kingdom.
The new issue of our journal, VALA, was published as a free download on 28 November. VALA is a free online publication that celebrates William Blake’s art and legacy in exciting new ways. Issue 3 features contributions from academics, writers, poets, artists, illustrators and more on the theme of Blake and Nature.
Los’s Light and the Swedenborg Window
A Creative Connections post by artist Andrea McLean. The Frontispiece of William Blake’s illuminated book Jerusalem The Emanation of the Giant Albion shows a luminous symbol. The concentric disk of light can be seen simply as a lamp light. At first, this is the way...