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 create a memorial for Catherine Blake. It holds regular meetings (online and in real locations), organises Blakean events and publishes the annual journal, VALA. 

Become a Member

Receive a free printed copy of VALA magazine and the latest events news. Our members are vital to the work of the Society, we are always delighted to welcome new members and expand our community.


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 fourth issue of VALA was published on 28 November 2023 and features contributions from academics, writers, poets, artists, illustrators and more on the theme of ‘War and Peace’.

In Memory of Morris Eaves

Trustees and friends of The Blake Society pay tribute to the late, great Morris Eaves.
Morris Eaves was one of the most influential Blake scholars in the post-war period, both in terms of his original contributions to knowledge, but also through his editorial work which was incredibly farsighted

Open Letter to The Guardian

An open letter to The Guardian in response to Jonathan Jones’ review of Blake’s Universe at The Fitzwilliam Museum.
Dear Editor, We at The Blake Society are inspired by William Blake but we don’t live in the past. Through our monthly events and publications, we attempt to apply that inspiration to the complex messiness in our time