A look at some of the lesser known poetical works of Blake, as well as the famous standards. Poems include 'Jerusalem", and 'The Tyger', and some that are perhaps less well known, like the short and lusty 'Are not the joys of morning sweeter' and his tirade 'O for a Voice Like Thunder'.
Blake's Doors of Perception
Five short stories inspired by the work of William Blake
Monday-Friday 26-30 November, 3.30-3.45pm
The writers are Michael Morpurgo, Jenny Worton, Jack Shepherd, Neil Gaiman, and David Almond.
Burning Bright by Tracey Chevalier, read by Jenny Coverack
Monday-Friday 26 November -
7 December, 10.45-11.00pm
Jem Kellaway and his family move from their Dorset home to Lambeth in London, and find themselves living next door to an eccentric but welcoming couple called Blake.
The Poet of Albion
Historian and biographer Jenny Uglow explores the work of William Blake
Tuesday 27 November, 11.30am-midday
Jenny Uglow reveals William Blake as a political artist deeply at odds with his country and whose ideas were formed by the turbulent history of the time.
The Tyger Hunt
The Tyger Hunt by Lavinia Murray
Friday 30 November, 2.15-3.00pm
William Blake, aged around 12, is told the day is a special one, and he should take his sketch pad out onto the streets of London.