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.
Blake Sound Bites: The Tyger – John Tavener and Thelema
This audio-only podcast explores two very different settings of The Tyger by John Tavener and death metal group Thelema.
Blake Sound Bites: Jah Wobble and William Blake
This audio-only podcast explores Jah Wobble’s 1996 setting of poems by William Blake.
Blake Sound Bites: Jerusalem by Test Dept
This audio-only podcast explores the 1990 recording of "Jerusalem" by the industrial band Test Dept
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.
A Golden String: Susheela Raman and Guests
Some videos from a new project I am involved with Susheela Raman and Sam Mills.
“Jerusalem” – A Personal History
With the publication of Jerusalem: Blake, Parry and the Fight for Englishness in a month's time, Jason Whittaker gives some of the reasons as to why he wrote about Blake's most famous poem.
From the Collection: Vaughan Williams’s Job a Masque
This year is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams, among whose works was an important ballet inspired by William Blake's illustrations to the Book of Job.
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