The Bloomsbury Festival is a cross-cultural area event, supported by the Wellcome Trust, UCL, the School of Advanced Study, Camden Council, Bloomsbury Colleges, Arts Council England and The British Museum. The Swedenborg Society will be taking part in the Bloomsbury Festival 2015.
Friday 23 October 2015 | Doors open from 6.00 pm. | Swedenborg House | 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH
FREE ADMISSION, BUT BOOK IN ADVANCE!
The Swedenborg Society will once again be taking part in the Bloomsbury Festival. This year will see us present a screening of By Our Selves by Andrew Kötting, a film which channels and retraces the 1841 odyssey of the Romantic ‘peasant poet’ John Clare who tramped 80 miles from Epping Forest, on the outskirts of London, to his home village of Northborough in Northamptonshire, fleeing from an asylum where he had been interned for many years, and heading in pursuit of the ghosts of lost loves. The film, featuring Toby Jones, Iain Sinclair, Alan Moore and Kötting himself (dressed as a straw bear) just received its world premiere at the International Film Festival in Marseille, where it was lauded with a mention spéciale by the jury.
Ticket details will be announced soon. Watch this space!