Launch of the William Blake Trail

Launch of the William Blake Trail

Launch of the William Blake Trail

21 July, lots of creative events to engage people of all ages.

@ Blake’s View

10:00 – 12:00 “Auguries of Innocence” and Lantern workshops @ Rife Orchard

14:00 – 16:00 “Auguries of Innocence” and Lantern workshops @ Jeneses Gallery Bognor Regis

11.00 – 12.00 Pick and Stick, Walk and Chalk 11.00 – 1:00 Clay work-shop 14:00 – 16:00 Clay work-shop @Cloud hopper Gallery

@ Church Field St Mary’s Church Felpham

2.30 – 3.30 Guided tour with Beryl Kingston…., extract of the Blake Trail.

@The George, Felpham

15:30 Refreshements and Presentation of the William Blake Poetry Prize cup

16:30-17:30 Poetry workshop with Rap Artist Adam Turner

18:00-19:00 Slam dunk Poetry Competition followed by Open Mike

‘William Blake Imagination Photo Booth’

This project is inspired by the epic poetry of William Blake, whose seaside cottage still stands just to the east of Bognor Regis Butlins. The West Sussex seaside was the setting and inspiration for much of Blake’s work. In his famous poem ‘Jerusalem’ Blake wrote, “In Felpham I heard and saw the Visions of Albion”. Blake had a high regard for the imagination, and the ‘unseen’ for him was far more important and real than what could be seen.

And so, in honour of the great poet, and with the sea and the night sky as a backdrop, the ‘Imagination Photo Booth’ was an interactive photo-portrait event. Members of the public will had the unique opportunity to create their own photo-portraits using the original and fun painting-with-light technique. This experience was all about taking photos of things that can be imagined or envisioned rather than what is there to be seen.

City to Sea Project

The City to Sea Project, developed at Goldsmiths, University of London, presents the work of artists, photographers and urban researchers that explores the relationship of the city to the sea. Details of the City to Sea Project can be found at:

Rebecca Locke

Rebecca Locke is a New York City based artist. A graduate of Goldsmiths and curator of City to Sea, the artist’s practice has been inspired by her hometown of Bognor Regis and the British seaside. Rebecca exhibits internationally, and has had recent screenings at the Bienal de Fotografía, Lima, Peru and The British Library in London.

A Magnum / City to Sea event made possible by Butlins, Goldsmiths, Arun District Council and Bognor Pier Leisure Ltd.