Let's Buy Blake's Cottage
William Blake lived in 9 houses during his lifetime. Of these only two survive, a small Georgian house in London and a cottage on the Sussex coast. It was while living here by the ocean that he wrote the words for the hymn Jerusalem. Blake’s Cottage in Sussex is where he discovered ‘England’s Green and Pleasant Land’ yet it was also where he was accused and tried for Sedition.
- Do you love Blake?
- Want to see a missing piece of English heritage saved?
...then lets buy the cottage where Blake saw Angels and wrote Jerusalem!
Things you can do to help us right now...
Why not buy Katherine Ellis's beautiful acoustic version of Jerusalem made specially for our campaign?!
Available now on iTunes for JUST 79p!
For one of five copies of TYGER ON THE CROOKED ROAD, inscribed for you personally by Barry Raebeck for our campaign. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Poetry Feasts in Felpham, West Sussex & London
An afternoon of celebration of William Blake’s poetry to raise funds for Blake’s Cottage. Readings & lively discussion about his work & influence, with leading literary talents.
Richard Skinner, Rowan Coleman, George Szirtes, Daljit Nagra, Ian Duhig, Martin Malone, Nuala Casey, Alex Marwook & Tobias Churton.
A signed copy of the Blake Trail map by Chris, strictly limited edition. Follow this link to send an email to email@example.com for details.
With the September fund-raising Blake Festival
To The Cottage Fund
Please also read the articles below about the Cottage Appeal
Blake's roof of rust'd gold where he saw angels and wrote Jerusalem bought for the nation. It's hard to believe it’s only just a year since the Blake Festival was held in Felpham to launch the crowd-funding side of the Blake Cottage Campaign. Prior to that, a Patron’s event was hosted by the Blake Society in the Houses of Parliament on the 7th July. Alongside the... read more »
Ruth Rosen, Inspired Theatrical Performance, Sat 25 July, 3pm (50 min show). Tickets £5, (£3 students) booking essential, please follow this link to buy tickets. St. Mary’s Church Felpham PO22 7PA “One of England’s leading poetry and prose performers”, Ruth Rosen, reads extracts from every one of Blake’s works. Take an incredible journey through the mind of this visionary genius, from... read more »
Join us for an evening of literary readings and discussion with: Nuala Casey (singer, acclaimed thriller writer) Tobias Churton (author of Jerusalem: The Real Life of William Blake) Rowan Coleman (author of the Richard and Judy Book Club choice, The Memory Book) Ian Duhig (Forward Prize-winning and T. S. Eliot Prize-shortlisted poet) Martin Malone (award-winning poet) Richard Skinner (novelist, poet, Director of Fiction at the Faber Academy) Saturday 18 July 2015 4.30-6.30pm St... read more »
Katherine Ellis and Adam Evans have recorded a version of "Jerusalem" and donated proceeds of all sales of it it towards The Big Blake Project! We are so touched by their generosity and we would encourage everyone to buy it online by following this link. At... read more »
Read the full article by following this link “Our plan, our dream, is to raise enough money to buy the house and make it a center for Blake and all that he stood for,” said Adriana Díaz Enciso, secretary of the Blake Society. “We do not want to create a museum. Instead we will open its doors to paying visitors... read more »
Rachel Searle interviewed by Sean Killick about the Blake's Societies plans for Blake's Cottage. The short clip contains shots inside and outside the cottage and begins with poetry Blake wrote whilst in Felpham. Away to sweet Felpham, for Heaven is there; The Ladder of Angels descends thro’ the air; On the turret its spiral does softly descend, Thro’ the village... read more »
There exists a really exciting opportunity to help the Blake Society purchase this quintessentially English cottage and save the home of England’s green and pleasant land in trust for the nation. Our aim is to raise enough money to preserve and protect the cottage and pioneer real regeneration in Bognor Regis. The Blake's Cottage sale was recently featured in the Independent, take a look at the... read more »