The Blake Experience
We celebrated the 250th anniversary of William Blake’s birth by digitising his notebook for our gallery and website using our Turning the Pages™ system. Blake recorded sketches and draft poems in the notebook, including The Tyger and London. The notebook was the centrepiece of a tribute exhibition, Under the Influence.
In recognition of Blake’s profound and continuing influence, the exhibition included unique items from some of those he inspired. Philip Pullman lent part of the manuscript of The Amber Spyglass, Tracy
Chevalier lent one of her Burning Bright notebooks and Patti Smith donated the manuscript of her song My Blakean Year.