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TO celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats, this year’s Bedford Park Society Betjeman Lecture will focus on the most talented family to live in the garden suburb.

The talk, The Yeats family of Bedford Park, will be given by the Ambassador of the Irish Republic, Dr Daniel Mulhall at the Arts Educational Schools theatre on November 30 at 8.15pm


Tickets, price £10, will be on sale from the beginning of November at Zecca, 88 Turnham Green Terrace, W4 1QN, with any remaining available at the venue on the night; the theatre bar will be open from 7.00pm.

Ireland 's Ambassador in London since 2013, Daniel Mulhall has a lifelong interest in Irish history and literature, with a special enthusiasm for the work of W B Yeats.

The Yeats family, headed by W B ’s father, John Butler Yeats (1839-1922 ), were among the earliest inhabitants of Bedford Park, moving between Ireland and London over many years. They rented 8 Woodstock Road and 3 Blenheim Road (where there is a Bedford Park Society plaque).

The Betjeman lectures are held annually by the Society in memory of its first patron, with profits going to the Cure Parkinson ’ s Trust as Sir John suffered from this disease.


November 2, 2015

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