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Blake Now

William Blake, ‘Age Teaching Youth’ c.1785–90
William Blake, Age Teaching Youth c.1785–90. Tate

Hear a panel discussion exploring Blake’s legacy

As the William Blake exhibition comes to a close, this panel discussion considers new perspectives on Blake’s work emerging in the twenty-first century. How are contemporary artists and writers drawing on Blake’s life and work? What influence does Blake have on culture today? Contributors include the writer John Higgs, author of the new book William Blake Now: Why He Matters More Than Ever.

With an additional ticket, participants can enjoy a private view of the William Blake exhibition after the discussion.


John Higgs

John Higgs is a writer who specialises in finding previously unsuspected narratives, hidden in obscure corners of our history and culture, which can change the way we see the world. His books include Watling Street, The KLF, Stanger Than We Can Imagine, The Future Starts Here and William Blake Now. His first play, HG Wells and The Spiders From Mars, will be performed in London in 2020, and he is currently working on a book called William Blake Vs The World, which will be published in 2021.

Tate Britain

The Clore Auditorium

London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit

Date & Time

31 January 2020 at 18.30–21.00

18.30 - 20.00 followed by optional private view 20.00 - 21.00



£27 with private view

Concessions available

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