THE WORLD PREMIERE FRANCIS BACON WALK

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A Walk with Francis Bacon in Soho is the first ever Francis Bacon walk and has been commissioned by Society Club in Soho.

Poetopography is usually concerned with the lives and works of poets in the places they lived and worked in, but Francis Bacon is a very good excuse to break the pattern.

Having done William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe and Emilia Lanier walks, one could be forgiven for thinking that this walk is about the Elizabethan-Jacobean statesman and philosopher, but no. It is about Francis Bacon the artist who is believed to be a direct descendant of his namesake.

Bacon is one of the most fascinating figures of all, the epitome of an artistic genius in the modern era. He is also a very literary artist influenced by writers who are the subjects of other walks I have done: Blake, Eliot, Yeats, Joyce, Rimbaud. He is a poet of the human body.

We will meet at the Society Club, Ingestre Place, Soho, at 3pm on Saturday 29 April. Booking recommended.

http://www.thesocietyclub.com/events-1/2017/4/29/a-walk-in-soho-with-francis-bacon

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About Niall McDevitt

Niall McDevitt > poet > author of b/w (Waterloo Press, 2010) and Porterloo (International Times, 2012) > urban explorer > radical pedestrian who leads Shakespeare/Blake/Rimbaud /Yeats walks, among others.
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