The William Blake Blog

Heaven in a Wild Flower: Nick Drake and Willliam Blake
On the anniversary of his birth, it's worth reflecting on the affinity between Nick Drake and William Blake.
Electronica and Choral Blake, 2022
2022 was a rich year for Blake-inspired music, including tracks from very different genres in the classical and pop worlds.
One King, one God, one Law: Monarchy and Dissent
In the light of protestors being arrested prior to the Coronation of Charles III, what can we learn from one of the United Kingdom's great dissenters?
A Blakean Year: 2022
As we emerged out of lockdowns in 2022, so the year turned out to be an active one for Blake in the arts.
Infant Joy: The early life of William Blake
William Blake was born on this day in Soho, London in 1757. This excerpt from Divine Images gives an account of his early life.
A Golden String: Susheela Raman and Guests
Some videos from a new project I am involved with Susheela Raman and Sam Mills.
Jerusalem and the Royals
With calls for Jerusalem to become the new national anthem, recent years show that it is unlikely to replace God Save the King.
The Satanic Verses and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Salman Rushdie has lived under the threat of violence for many years for his novel, The Satanic Verses, which was greatly influenced by William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
“Jerusalem” and the Commonwealth Games
Why do English athletes sing the Blake-Parry hymn "Jerusalem" at the Commonwealth Games? Can it represent a more diverse England?
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