David Gascoyne, one of England’s greatest 20th century poets, was born 100 years ago on Oct 10 1916.
A David Gascoyne Centennial is a free and open forum event to mark the occasion.
It is taking place at The Junction pub in Harrow-on-the-Hill, Gayton Road, the street that Gascoyne was born on.
Anyone who cares about Gascoyne is invited to participate. Just turn up on the night and a slot will be alloted.
The function room at the Junction has been booked from 8pm to midnight. At about 11pm we can stroll down Gayton Road to the house where Gascoyne was born.
Gascoyne is an enduring poet who will become a big presence in the 21st century. Public homages such as this are helpful, as they were helpful to Blake in 1927 (the 100th anniversary of his death).
Harrow on the Hill is not difficult to get to and from. It’s only a few minutes from Baker Street, and the pub is very near the train station.
Proceedings will commence at 8pm. Please forward to interested parties.
The Junction, 9 Gayton Road, HA1 2DH http://www.thejunctionharrow.co.uk/findus