Tag Archives: William Blake

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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Work in Progress by Matthew Couper

Matthew Couper

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OPEN LETTER TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Dear Greg Clark We the undersigned are writing to you with an emergency appeal for cultural protection of a Grade 1 Listed Park and Garden. Bunhill Fields on City Road, London EC1Y, is one of only ten parks in London … Continue reading

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URIZEN HEIGHTS

The fields from Islington to Marybone, To Primrose Hill and Saint John’s Wood, Were builded over with pillars of gold, And there Jerusalem’s pillars stood.   The Mayor of London Boris Johnson receives Urizen’s blessing for his decision to approve … Continue reading

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OPEN LETTER TO BORIS JOHNSON

Dear Mayor, I have started an AVAAZ petition to ask you to rethink your approval of the development at Bunhill Fields. It has been rushed through too fast. It is going to be one of your more unpopular decisions and … Continue reading

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PRIMROSE HILL

It’s not just the panorama of London that marks out Primrose Hill. It has poetic history. The recent-ish history is traceable, the prehistory is imaginable. Wisely, Iain Sinclair took Allen Ginsberg there in 1967. William Blake had been there almost … Continue reading

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