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: Afternoons And Coffee Spoons
It is 100 years since T S Eliot's 'Prufrock and Other Observations' was published, the first volume of one of the most original and influential poets of the 20th century. Join the Poetry Ambassadors to explore how its modernist themes are still relevant today.
Afternoon Poems: The Pleasures Of Tea
Come and join the Poetry Ambassadors to celebrate the joys of a cuppa. We will voyage from East Asia to Hampstead via India and Africa, meditating on how tea plays a central role in humanity's most intense experiences, whether birth, marriage or bereavement.
Amaan Hyder 'At Hajj' Book Launch
Join independent publisher Penned in the Margins to celebrate the launch of Amaan Hyder's debut poetry collection, 'At Hajj'. In a book that flickers between poetry and prose, we are taken on the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, experience the searing heat and crowds of Saudi Arabia, and explore the isolation of…
Become An Apothecary's Apprentice
Love leeches? Think ghoulish gore is great? Then you'll make a fine Apothecary's Apprentice! Did you know Keats trained as an apothecary? Learn the secrets of this trade by getting hands-on with objects. You'll get the chance to concoct your own soothing herbal potion to take away. For children 7+ who must be accompanied…
Family Day: Epic Adventures
Ever wanted to star in your own epic adventure? You can do just that in our creative workshop, led by poet Laila Sumpton. You'll also be illustrating your epic with pictures of the daring adventures and the people, creatures and foes you meet along the way.
Guided Tour: The Architectural History Of Keats House
Explore the architectural history of Keats House, originally known as Wentworth Place. Hear the stories of its residents John Keats and his good friend Charles Brown, and discover how it was transformed into the building that we know today. Free with admission *The tour will include the basement and first floor. The route…
Sun 30 Apr
Free / 020 7332 3868
American poet, Jodie Hollander, will read from her newly published collection, My Dark Horses. In her first full length collection, she explores familial dynamics and dysfunction, in 'powerful and immediate poems [that] chart with huge passion'. There will also be the opportunity to pose your questions to Jodie and have…
Keats In Hampstead Guided Walk
(Meet outside Hampstead tube station) Follow the story of Keats's life in this walk around Hampstead village, with readings from his poetry and letters. Explore locations that inspired Keats, including the Vale of Health, Well Walk and the Heath itself. We finish at Keats House, where entry is free to walkers. Please wear…
Poetry And Psychoanalysis: Keats And Negative Capability
Keats thought an important quality of a poet was 'negative capability' - the ability to tolerate what is uncertain or doubtful without irritably rushing for an answer. Dr Margot Waddell, psychoanalyst, and Dr Toni Griffiths, trustee of the Keats Foundation, explore how Keats's insight has influenced the field of…
Wed 17 May
£5 / 020 7332 3868
The Poetry Of Keats: A Literary Workshop
Read and discuss some of Keats's poems in the location in which many of them were written. Explore Keats's odes and 'The Eve of St. Agnes' with City Lit literature tutor, Nick Field.
Templar Poetry Live: Sarah Roby
Sarah Roby launches her second collection, 'The Straight Man', alongside the latest winner of the Templar Pamphlet Awards. Sarah Roby's new collection is reminiscent of Angela Carter's work; surreal, utterly grounded and original yet wickedly playful.
Wordsworth, Byron And Wartime Sacrifice
Join Phillip Shaw, Professor of Romantic Studies at the University of Leicester, for a talk which discusses poetry by Wordsworth and Byron written in the aftermath of the Battle of Waterloo and explores some broader questions about war and the ethics of representation in British Romantic poetry. A wine reception will take…