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Mick Kidd, half of the utterly brilliant Biff Comics team, came to our Unlibrary event last week and has now sent me this for wider circulation. 

Into the Mystic: the extraordinary life and poetry of WB Yeats

Friday December 10 
Free Word Centre,
60 Farringdon Road,
London EC1R 3GA

'Into the Mystic' includes readings of many of Yeats's finest poems along with a colourful account of his life, much of it drawn from contemporary sources. Drugs, love, politics and the occult all play a part, and there are notable, sometimes riotous encounters with Dublin wits, fellow literary giants – Joyce, Pound, George Bernard Shaw – and the women who changed his life: Augusta Gregory, George Yeats and Maud Gonne. The readers are Oengus Macnamara and Teresa Jennings. Music: Rick Sanders (vocals and guitar).

Friday December 10, 7pm-8.30pm.
Admission: £7.50
Nearest Tube station: Farringdon

To book tickets, contact the Free Word Centre:

Tel: 020 7324 2570

He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread upon my dreams.

And talking of great poets, tomorrow I'm delighted to have been invited to William Blake's birthday party at the Tate, 25th birthday also of the William Blake Society itself. 


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