Who was WB Yeats? What makes him unique in twentieth-century world literature? And unique among so many Bedford Park writers & artists?
And how does Conrad Shawcross RA’s Yeats-inspired #EnwroughtLight, to be unveiled this summer, symbolise and celebrate progressive, aesthetic, multi-cultural, 19c Arts-&-Crafts Bedford-Park’s fostering of a Chiswick schoolboy from an Irish migrant family – a fostering that led to some of the world’s best-loved poems, to a Nobel Prize, and to Yeats’s status as Ireland’s national poet!
WB Yeats Bedford Park project leader, Cahal Dallat, conjures up the Bohemian/Utopian atmosphere that made Yeats a poet, explores the meanings of Shawcross’s dazzling Yeats/Bedford-Park vision and its significance at the gateway to Yeats’s boyhood London neighbourhood, and describes the visitor experience currently under development which will share Bedford Park’s unique history and Yeats’s poetry with the local community, future generations, and poetry/arts-lovers worldwide.
With readings from Yeats’s poems (and life) by poet Anne-Marie Fyfe. With music. Introduced by Fr. Kevin Morris.
Free, no booking required
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