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GEORGE BARKER, PENTAMETERS THEATRE

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND WORK OF GEORGE BARKER (1913-1991) with JEREMY REED PAUL SAKOILSKY NIALL McDEVITT Music: GODFREY OLD Hostess: LEONIE SCOTT-MATTHEWS MON 26 FEBRUARY, PENTAMETERS THEATRE, 28 HEATH STREET, HAMPSTEAD, LONDON NW3 8pm £5 http://www.pentameters.co.uk/WhatsOn.html   … Continue reading

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THE SHILL

  behind the illustrious man a shadow squats behind the tenured man of academe a shadow shits what a shadow does not clean up how can followers know? how can flatterers see his feet not just of clay but cloven? … Continue reading

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THE LIFELONG DEATH OF TS ELIOT

The Lifelong Death of TS Eliot is a new walk by Niall McDevitt exploring the Kensington habitat of the American who was surprisingly voted ‘the nation’s favourite poet’ in a 2009 poll. http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2009/10_october/08/poetry.shtml Though Eliot is associated with Bloomsbury and with … Continue reading

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TYBURN (a neck verse)

after Peter Linebaugh   cranes over tyburn (‘marble arch place’) paddy-necks, bull-necks, they came to hang, they came to hang at the tyburn crossroads, twenty-four necks a time on the crossbeams, yahoo-necks, prole-necks, they who lived amid dung and refuse, … Continue reading

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THE RIMBAUD BLAKE WATERLOO LAMBETH WALK

I have created a new walk especially for the Waterloo Festival 2017.  https://www.waterloofestival.com The Rimbaud Blake Waterloo Lambeth Walk is something I’ve always wanted to do, but separately. However I wasn’t sure how to do a satisfying Rimbaud walk in … Continue reading

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BLAKE AND BACON, TWO SOHO ARTISTS

1) Both William Blake and Francis Bacon are regarded as Soho artists, but for different reasons. Blake was born in Soho and lived at several Soho addresses inc. 28 Broadwick Street (now a Patisserie Valerie) and 28 Poland Street. Bacon … Continue reading

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THE BLAKE BENCH

Today – Good Friday – by sheer luck, I was made aware of a magical piece of furniture in London, even while sitting on it. Attending Cathie Pilkington’s show Anatomy of a Doll in the Life Drawing Room of the Royal … Continue reading

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