Keats House

Keats House
10 Keats Grove, London, NW3 2RR
  • Telephone 020 7332 3868
  • Opening times Wed–Sun 11am–5pm
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  • Website www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/…
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Visit the one-time home of Romantic poet John Keats. See exhibits of his original manuscripts and artefacts which tell the story of his life and work, as well as his relationship with the property itself.

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Afternoon Poems: From Russia In Verse

In the centenary month of the Russian Revolution, join the Keats House Poetry Ambassadors for a celebration of Russian poetry in translation. Some of Russia's poets have suffered imprisonment or death for opposing oppression while others have been celebrated and revered, but in both groups we find poets at the forefront…

Sun 8 Oct

Free / 020 7332 3868

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Afternoon Poems: 'It's Alive!' - Byron,The Shelleys And Frankenstein

In 1816 a ghost story challenge between Lord Byron, Percy Shelley and his wife Mary gave birth to Frankenstein and the modern vampire novel. Join the Keats House Poetry Ambassadors for a selection of poetry and prose exploring the darker side of Romanticism and its fascination with the Gothic and the macabre. Free…

Sun 12 Nov

Free / 020 7332 3868

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Afternoon Poems: Joyful And Triumphant

Get in the mood for Christmas with our annual festive selection of poetry and prose read by the Keats House Poetry Ambassadors. Free, booking recommended

Sun 10 Dec

Free / 020 7332 3868

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Family Day: Autumn Garden Art

Create leaf rubbing to celebrate the beautiful natural shapes and shades found in the Keats House garden this autumn. Help gather foliage, ferns and beautiful beech leaves - then use them to create autumn art to brighten up those grey November days. Free, drop in

Sun 19 Nov

Free / 020 7332 3868

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Family Day: Big Draw

The Big Draw Festival runs throughout October and celebrates the power of drawing. We'll be joining in the fun with a workshop led by artist Zoe Bates exploring this year's theme 'Living Lines'. Free, drop in

Sun 15 Oct

Free / 020 7332 3868

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Family Day: Christmas Printmaking

Join artist Orly Orbach for a hands-on printmaking workshop. Create your own Christmas cards and wrapping paper for the festive season. We'll use lino cuts and plasticine to personalise your Christmas stationery, adding a special handmade touch to your gifts this year. Free, drop in

Sun 17 Dec

Free / 020 7332 3868

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Guided Tour: The Architectural History Of Keats House

Explore the architectural history of Keats House, originally known as Wentworth Place. Hear stories of its residents, John Keats and his good friend Charles Brown, and discover how it was transformed into the building we know today. £6.50 (includes house admission), booking recommended

Sat 25 Nov

£6.50 / 020 7332 3868

  • 11:30 – 12:15

Guided Tour: The Architectural History Of Keats House

Explore the architectural history of Keats House, originally known as Wentworth Place. Hear stories of its residents John Keats and his good friend Charles Brown and discover how it was transformed into the building we know today. £6.50 (includes house admission), booking recommended

Sat 23 Sep

£6.50 / 020 7332 3868

  • 11:30 – 12:15

Jazz And Poetry

Join singer Catherine Lima and the Keats House Poetry Ambassadors for an autumnal evening of music and poetry. Relax with a glass of wine from our pop-up bar and enjoy jazz standards alongside readings of some of our favourite poems. Booking recommended 100 tickets available

Wed 4 Oct

£6 / 020 7332 3868

  • 19:00

Jeremy Reed And The Ginger Light

Visionary writer Jeremy Reed returns with sound artist Itchy Ear for a performance which blurs the boundaries between spoken word, music, sound design and song. Jeremy describes his work as encompassing 'glamour, pop, rock, sci-fi, cyber, mutant, gay, drugs, the disaffected and outlawed, and the fizzy big city chemistry…

Tue 17 Oct

£6 / 020 7332 3868

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Jo Shapcott

Former Keats House poet in residence Jo Shapcott performs her Dr Keats poems - inspired by Keats's time as a medical student at Guy's Hospital - alongside works from her award-winning collections. Shapcott's poetry draws on popular culture and the sciences, exploring the balances of sexual, political, human and animal…

Tue 21 Nov

£6 / 020 7332 3868

  • 19:00 – 20:30

John Hegley: Peace, Love And Potatoes

Keats, Daleks, soot, belief, osmosis poems. Verses spoken and sung. Hearts broken and repaired. Devised for adults, but tolerable to some children.

Fri 29 Sep

£6 / 020 7332 3868

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Keats And Festivity

An evening exploring festive celebrations during the Romantic period - as enjoyed by Keats, Leigh Hunt and their friends. Join Professor Gregory Dart and actor Jon Rand for a relaxed and entertaining evening of poetry readings, riddles, quizzes and festive refreshments. In partnership with University College London. Free…

Tue 12 Dec

Free / 020 7332 3868

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Keats House By Candlelight

Join our knowledgeable guides for an evening tour and a magical opportunity to see Keats House dressed for the festive season and illuminated by candlelight. Finish the evening with a glass of wine and a mince pie in our majestic Chester Room. First tour: 6.30 - 8pm Second tour: 8 - 9.30pm £15 (includes a glass of wine…

Thu 30 Nov

£15 / 020 7332 3868

  • 18:30 – 20:00
  • 20:00 – 21:30

Late Night Keats: Regency Gothic

Death, romance and the supernatural are key aspects of Gothic fiction and were popular themes for Keats and the Romantic poets. Join us for a special late-night opening to find out more, with activities and poetry to make your Hallowe'en truly Gothic. Adults only - part of Museums at Night. £15, with a complimentary…

Fri 27 Oct

£15 / 020 7332 3868

  • 18:30 – 20:30

The Poetry of Keats: A Literary Workshop

Read and discuss some of Keats's poetry in the location in which many of them were written. Explore Keats's odes and 'The Eve of St. Agnes' with City Lit tutor Jenny Baynes. To book, contact infoline@citylit.ac.uk or 020 7831 7831

Sat 30 Sep

£39 / 020 7332 3868

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Primrose Island: Keats And The Isle Of Wight

Dr Jane Darcy delivers the Keats Foundation Annual Lecture. The Isle of Wight enchanted Keats. In April 1817 everything he saw there held endless promise - the sea, the 'delightful wood-alleys,' the 'quick freshes' and the primroses. Yet his relationship with the island and isolation was complex, and on this first visit…

Thu 21 Sep

£5 / 020 7332 3868

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Rommi Smith

Former Keats House poet in residence, Rommi Smith, performs from her forthcoming sequence of poems in celebration of Jazz and Blues, developed whilst a visiting scholar at City University New York. 'There is a place where the musical, the political, the spiritual and the beautiful come together and it is here' - Benjamin…

Thu 12 Oct

£6 / 020 7332 3868

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Templar Poetry Live: Elsa Fischer And Ian Harker

When Orpheus is pulled out of the canal and the Berlin Wall is transformed into an urban beach, it's clear there is more to survival than simply staying alive. Rules of Survival is Ian Harker's first full collection. In Elsa Fischer's debut pamphlet, Palmistry in Karachi, we are drawn into a surreal life and an odyssey…

Tue 26 Sep

Free / 020 7332 3868

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Templar Poetry Live: Jean Bleakney & Jane Weir

In "Man about the Place", Jane Weir strikes at the heart of relationships between men and women, spurred on by ambiguities and fissures revealed by D.H. Lawrence in his story "The Fox". Jean Bleakney's collection, "No Remedy", with its playful linguistic delights in the natural world, is tempered by unflinching…

Tue 28 Nov

Free / 020 7332 3868

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Templar Poetry Live: Paul Maddern And Lauren Pope

From the letters of artist Paul Nash to reminiscences of life on Castro Street, San Francisco, the historical and contemporary loss of family and friends is at the heart of Paul Maddern's pamphlet, Pilgrimage. Lauren Pope's debut pamphlet, Announce This, explores identity, travel and relocation; the processes of learning…

Tue 24 Oct

Free / 020 7332 3868

  • 19:00 – 20:30

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