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Niall McDevitt London Poetry Walks

New River Press is very pleased to present the Niall McDevitt London Poetry Walks. McDevitt is an Irish poet based in London with a passion for exploring where poets lived, worked, and died. His research – psychogeographic explorations – have been fine tuned into popular walks tracing the lives of William Blake, Rimbaud and Verlaine, Thomas De Quincey, W.B. Yeats, and many others.

Throughout 2018 he will be giving walks every Saturday and Sunday, focusing on a different poet every month. Information about upcoming walks available below.

MARCH 10TH: THE MODERNISTS OF KENSINGTON, JOURNEY INTO THE VORTEX (HYDE PARK) - SPECIAL GUEST WALK BY ALEXIS THOMPSON

Mar
10

MARCH 10TH: THE MODERNISTS OF KENSINGTON, JOURNEY INTO THE VORTEX (HYDE PARK) – SPECIAL GUEST WALK BY ALEXIS THOMPSON

Looking at Beckett, Yeats, Pound, Woolf Eliot, HD, Lewis and Joyce, Journey into the Vortex promises to explore how the time spent in Kensington shaped the lives and work of these great poets. The walk will meet at the Hudson Bird Memorial Sanctuary in Hyde Park (nearest stations: Lancaster Gate, Marble Arch, Knightsbridge), beginning at 2pm, and will conclude near Notting Hill Gate station. Tickets are £10, Please click her to purchase. 

MARCH 11TH: THE MODERNISTS OF KENSINGTON, JOURNEY INTO THE VORTEX (HYDE PARK) - SPECIAL GUEST WALK BY ALEXIS THOMPSON

Mar
11

MARCH 11TH: THE MODERNISTS OF KENSINGTON, JOURNEY INTO THE VORTEX (HYDE PARK) – SPECIAL GUEST WALK BY ALEXIS THOMPSON

Looking at Beckett, Yeats, Pound, Woolf Eliot, HD, Lewis and Joyce, Journey into the Vortex promises to explore how the time spent in Kensington shaped the lives and work of these great poets. The walk will meet at the Hudson Bird Memorial Sanctuary in Hyde Park (nearest stations: Lancaster Gate, Marble Arch, Knightsbridge), beginning at 2pm, and will conclude near Notting Hill Gate station. Tickets are £10, Please click her to purchase. 

MARCH 17TH: THE MODERNISTS OF KENSINGTON, JOURNEY INTO THE VORTEX (HYDE PARK) - SPECIAL GUEST WALK BY ALEXIS THOMPSON

Mar
17

MARCH 17TH: THE MODERNISTS OF KENSINGTON, JOURNEY INTO THE VORTEX (HYDE PARK) – SPECIAL GUEST WALK BY ALEXIS THOMPSON

Looking at Beckett, Yeats, Pound, Woolf Eliot, HD, Lewis and Joyce, Journey into the Vortex promises to explore how the time spent in Kensington shaped the lives and work of these great poets. The walk will meet at the Hudson Bird Memorial Sanctuary in Hyde Park (nearest stations: Lancaster Gate, Marble Arch, Knightsbridge), beginning at 2pm, and will conclude near Notting Hill Gate station. Tickets are £10, Please click her to purchase. 

MARCH 18TH: THE MODERNISTS OF KENSINGTON, JOURNEY INTO THE VORTEX (HYDE PARK) - SPECIAL GUEST WALK BY ALEXIS THOMPSON

Mar
18

MARCH 18TH: THE MODERNISTS OF KENSINGTON, JOURNEY INTO THE VORTEX (HYDE PARK) – SPECIAL GUEST WALK BY ALEXIS THOMPSON

Looking at Beckett, Yeats, Pound, Woolf Eliot, HD, Lewis and Joyce, Journey into the Vortex promises to explore how the time spent in Kensington shaped the lives and work of these great poets. The walk will meet at the Hudson Bird Memorial Sanctuary in Hyde Park (nearest stations: Lancaster Gate, Marble Arch, Knightsbridge), beginning at 2pm, and will conclude near Notting Hill Gate station. Tickets are £10, Please click her to purchase. 

MARCH 24TH: POETS OF THE EMBANKMENT WALK (TRAFALGAR SQUARE) - NIALL MCDEVITT LONDON POETRY WALKS

Mar
24

MARCH 24TH: POETS OF THE EMBANKMENT WALK (TRAFALGAR SQUARE) – NIALL MCDEVITT LONDON POETRY WALKS

Poet-psychogeographer Niall McDevitt leads a walk of discovery along the Thames tracing the dazzling history of poets and poetry in the area, including the Elizabethans, the Romantics, the Deacadents and the Beats. Meet at 2pm in the churchyard of St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ. The walk will last approx. two hours and will finish in The Olde Cheshire Cheese close to Blackfriars tube. £10 For tickets, please click here.

MARCH 25TH: THE POETS OF HAMMERSMITH (KENSINGTON OLYMPIA STATION) - NIALL MCDEVITT LONDON POETRY WALKS

Mar
25

MARCH 25TH: THE POETS OF HAMMERSMITH (KENSINGTON OLYMPIA STATION) – NIALL MCDEVITT LONDON POETRY WALKS

Poet-psychogeographer Niall McDevitt leads an epic walk from border to border of Hammersmith borough through a half century of poetry. The great poets who’ve lived in Hammersmith include John Milton, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Morris, WB Yeats, Shane MacGowan, Dylan Thomas, and many more. Meet at Kensington Olympia Station for 2pm. The walk will last approx. 2 hours and finish at Ravenscourt Park tube. Tickets are £10. Please click here to purchase.

MARCH 31ST: POETS OF THE EMBANKMENT WALK (TRAFALGAR SQUARE) - NIALL MCDEVITT LONDON POETRY WALKS

Mar
31

MARCH 31ST: POETS OF THE EMBANKMENT WALK (TRAFALGAR SQUARE) – NIALL MCDEVITT LONDON POETRY WALKS

Poet-psychogeographer Niall McDevitt leads a walk of discovery along the Thames tracing the dazzling history of poets and poetry in the area, including the Elizabethans, the Romantics, the Deacadents and the Beats. Meet at 2pm in the churchyard of St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ. The walk will last approx. two hours and will finish in The Olde Cheshire Cheese close to Blackfriars tube. £10 For tickets, please click here

APRIL 1ST: THE POETS OF HAMMERSMITH (KENSINGTON OLYMPIA STATION) - NIALL MCDEVITT LONDON POETRY WALKS

Apr
1

APRIL 1ST: THE POETS OF HAMMERSMITH (KENSINGTON OLYMPIA STATION) – NIALL MCDEVITT LONDON POETRY WALKS

Poet-psychogeographer Niall McDevitt leads an epic walk from border to border of Hammersmith borough through a half century of poetry. The great poets who’ve lived in Hammersmith include John Milton, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Morris, WB Yeats, Shane MacGowan, Dylan Thomas, and many more. Meet at Kensington Olympia Station for 2pm. The walk will last approx. 2 hours and finish at Ravenscourt Park tube. Tickets are £10. Please click here to purchase.

APRIL 7TH: THE SQUARE MILE SHAKESPEARE (BLACKFRIARS STATION) - NIALL MCDEVITT LONDON POETRY WALKS

Apr
7

APRIL 7TH: THE SQUARE MILE SHAKESPEARE (BLACKFRIARS STATION) – NIALL MCDEVITT LONDON POETRY WALKS

Poet-psychogeographer Niall McDevitt commemorates the day of Shakespeare’s birth and death with his much imitated but never equaled walk THE SQUARE MILE SHAKESPEARE.

McDevitt proves that you don’t have to go to Stratford-on-Avon or Bankside to follow the trail of our finest writer. We are taught about the messy London in which he lived, about the Elizabethan and the Jacobean Shakespeare, the cautious, wise, and almost neurotic man beyond the plays, as well as his very specific place within the city’s society during his lifetime.

Under a beautiful marble statue of the First Folio, McDevitt will argue that Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare, dismissing the Marlowe theory as ‘cobblers’ and the Bacon theory as ‘not kosher’.

Meeting outside Blackfriars Station (north entrance) on Sat 7, Sat 14, Sat 21 and Sat 28 April at 2pm. The walk will last approx. two hours and finish at Barbican. Tickets are £10. Please click here to purchase. 

APRIL 1ST: EMILIA BASSANO LANIER, SHAKESPEARE'S DARK LADY (TOWER HILL) - NIALL MCDEVITT LONDON POETRY WALKS

Apr
8

APRIL 1ST: EMILIA BASSANO LANIER, SHAKESPEARE’S DARK LADY (TOWER HILL) – NIALL MCDEVITT LONDON POETRY WALKS

Poet Niall McDevitt tells the widely known but little appreciated story of Emilia Bassano, Shakespeare’s lifelong muse, and – as Emilia Lanier – the first woman to publish a book of original poetry in England. In the heart of London McDevitt will evoke the world of Emilia and her contemporaries in the Elizabethan Renaissance. He will explore what we know of Lanier’s relationship with Shakespeare, how her influence can be pinpointed from the earliest to the final plays, and how she was ‘discovered’ in the 1970s by the maverick Elizabethan scholar AL Rowse. Meeting outside Tower Hill tube station by the statue of Trajan at 2pm. The walk will last approx. two hours and finish within walking distance of Shoreditch station or Old Street tube. Tickets are £10. Please click here to purchase. 


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One Response to Niall McDevitt London Poetry Walks

  1. John Foreman says:

    Might there be any possibility of a Shakespeare walk on Sunday 13th January next year? I will be in London from Perth, Australia that weekend.
    Yours hopefully,
    John

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