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Keats meets Coleridge

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Meet outside St Michael’s Church, corner of South Grove / Highgate West Hill, Highgate, N6 6BJ.

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Take part in a reimagining of the famous meeting in 1819, between Romantic poets John Keats and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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On 11 April 1819, John Keats took a walk across Hampstead Heath and on the way met Coleridge, who was living in Highgate at that time. 

According to Keats, they talked of ‘a thousand things’ including Nightingales, poetry and dreams. Coleridge recalled the meeting quite differently. 

First delivered in 2019 for the #Keats200 bicentenary programme, we will recreate this famous meeting led by our historic enactors and talking of many things as we enjoy a walk across the Heath. 

The event will begin near Coleridge’s House in Highgate, arriving at Keats House, Hampstead approximately 90 minutes later. We will be walking across the Heath, which may be muddy whatever the weather. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for the conditions expected on the day. We think this event will be most enjoyed by those aged 16 and above, but is suitable for all. We request that all children aged 12 and under are accompanied by an adult.

Booking essential.

This year's event is part of Highgate Festival 2021, and Hampstead Summer Festival. It also forms part of the wider programme of events to celebrate #Heath150, celebrating the passing of the Hampstead Heath Act 1871.


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This event is part of #Heath150, a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Hampstead Heath Act 1871. This marked the beginning of the protection of open spaces as sanctuaries for nature, people and communities, which are still important to us all today. Find out more using #Heath150

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Date and time

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Meet outside St Michael’s Church, corner of South Grove / Highgate West Hill, Highgate, N6 6BJ.

South Grove

London

N6 6BJ

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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Welcome to Keats House, the beautiful Regency villa where Romantic poet John Keats found inspiration, friendship and love.

Between 17 May and 18 July, Keats House will open on specific days only. To book a one hour visit to Keats House and garden for up to six people, please see 'Keats House Visitor Admission' below. We have been awarded VisitEngland's 'We're Good to Go' quality mark, meaning we have measures in place to meet Government and public health guidance and have a COVID-19 risk assessment in place to aid staff training, social distancing and cleanliness.

You can also follow Keats House and the Keats200 bicentenary programme online, as well as discover inspiring content from across the City of London Corporation's cultural venues, at www.ourcitytogether.london or on social media using #Keats200.

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