In preparation for the Spring Ball, which this year featured work exploring themes from William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience, Cubitt Education presented ‘An Afternoon with William Blake’.
Saturday 18th May
2.00 -5.30 pm
St Luke’s Community Centre
During a special afternoon of activities participants explored the work of William Blake, in particular, Songs of Innocence and of Experience.
Workshops were led by artists, historians and choreographers and explored William Blake’s visionary text and images.
- Artist Darren Marshall led a workshop looking at the figure in Blake’s work, using watercolours and inks to recreate Blake’s techniques and develop new experimental forms.
- Choreographer Simona Scotto looked in particular at emotional and figurative themes within Blake through dance and choreography.
- A workshop with sound and installation artist Rosanna Greaves used Blake’s words to inspire new texts and soundworks.