Land Of Heart's Desire
A Sunday stroll around Yeats' favourite haunts, with Cahal Dallat
On Sunday 16 October from 2.30—5 pm there will be a chance to see the Bedford Park of WB Yeats in a walk with local poet
Every poet has, surely, their own Land of Heart’s Desire. For Nobel-Prize-winning poet WB Yeats, the sublime landscape & legends of the West of Ireland inspired his early work. But poets need a network of publishing, poetry groups, friends, & literary-&-artistic connections in which to thrive, & Yeats’ unique literary genius was fostered in the curious 19th century Arts-&-Crafts garden-suburb/artists’-colony that was Bedford Park, in Chiswick, where he spent much of his youth.
Join Irish poet & critic Cahal Dallat (who has lectured on Yeats for Poetry Society, Yeats International Summer School, Sligo, Mapping Yeats 2015 at Univ. Missouri KC, and WB Yeats Society of New York) on a Sunday stroll—starts Ravenscourt Park Tube, ends Turnham Green Tube by way of Upper Mall & Old Chiswick Churchyard to Bedford Park, taking in, en route, Pissarro, Pope, Thackeray, O’Connell, Wm. Morris, Whistler, Stepniak, Shaw, Holst, Henley, other Yeatses, actors, anarchists, occultists, typographers, & much more.
Venue: open-air walk from Ravenscourt Park Tube Station
October 3, 2016