This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 12th Jan 2018
The AGM will be followed by a showing of the 1958 documentary film The Vision of William Blake by Oscar-winning documentarist Guy Brenton. It was produced by the British Film Institute’s Experimental Film Fund, with music by Ralph Vaughan Williams and readings of Blake’s poems by Bernard Miles and Robert Speaight.
‘The main intention of this film is not to examine the artistic achievement of William Blake, but to illustrate, by a comprehensive use of his books and pictures, the story of a spiritual journey, the theme of a man struggling to free his soul from the bondage he felt to be the state of man.’ – Monthly Film Bulletin
‘Blake’s flamelike bodies, writhing, strenuous, ecstatic, stream across the screen with a sense of movement beautifully liberated by the camera’s ability to prowl about a picture and detail after detail fastened upon in the terrifying enlargement of close-up remains obstinately bitten into the memory.’ – The Times.Annual
General Meeting The AGM of the Blake Society will immediately precede this film.
Cost: Free of Charge
Contact and Booking Details
More information at this website.2018-01-12 2018-01-12 Europe/London The Vision of William Blake and Annual General Meeting A showing of the 1958 documentary film The Vision of William Blake by Oscar-winning documentarist Guy Brenton. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/01/12/the-vision-of-william-blake-and-annual-general-meeting-161547 Waterstones,82 Gower Street,London,London