On 22 January we held a private view to launch our new Gallery space on the first floor of Keats House. New lighting and picture rails will allow us to use the space for temporary exhibitions. Our first exhibition is ‘Clambering Through the Clouds’, which follows Keats and Charles Brown’s journey through the Lake District and Scotland in the summer of 1818. From 1 March our summer opening times will be changing to Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 5.15pm, giving our visitors more time to visit the house.
Highlights of our events programme for February include a special celebration of Shakespeare’s sonnets for Shakespeare400. Two leading lights of the literary scene, Germaine Greer and Michael Rosen, will delve into mysteries surrounding the sonnets on 10 February. Don’t miss Valentine’s Day at Keats House. We are holding an exclusive evening view of the most romantic house in London. Tickets are £15 and include music, readings, and a complimentary glass of fizz. Other forthcoming events include our regular Family Day on 21 February, another of our popular Keats in Hampstead guided walks on 27 February, and the Keats House Poets workshop on 28 February features Dean Atta and Deanna Rodger.
Bookings can be made on the Eventbrite website, http://keatsevents.eventbrite.co.uk/ where you can find details of all our events.