Explore the poetry of William Blake through Britten’s song cycle The Songs and Proverbs of William Blake. Blake’s harsh narrative forces us to focus on the reality of life in 18th/19th century London; whether it be extreme poverty he witnessed, or the use of young children to sweep chimneys, there are themes that still resonate with our modern day experience of ‘each chartered street’: London.
Recital to include other songs with text drawn from poets of the same period.
Tea and Coffee served from 12 noon. Admission Free. Waltham Abbey Church Saturday 1st October.