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Keats-Shelley 200: An Evening Recital & Reception at St Pancras Old Church

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A recital by distinguished harpist, Harriet Adie, with poetry readings by Keats-Shelley200 Ambassador & BBC Correspondent, Reeta Chakrabarti

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An Evening Recital & Reception at St Pancras Old Church, London

Join trustees from the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association for an enchanting evening celebrating the legacy of the Shelleys in particular. Music on arrival will be provided by the Sacco Trio, which will lead into a music recital from the critically-acclaimed composer and harpist, Harriet Adie, interspersed with poetry readings by Keats-Shelly 200 Ambassador & BBC Correspondent, Reeta Chakrabarti. This will then be followed by a short talk by Paul Hamilton, Professor of English at Queen Mary, University of London, who will provide an insight into the association between the Shelleys and St Pancras Old Church.

St. Pancras Old Church has special associations with both Percy Bysshe and Mary Shelly, who conducted their courting in its graveyard and which was already familiar to Mary. Her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, had been buried here in 1797 shortly after giving birth to Mary. Her father, William Godwin, was buried in the same tomb in 1836.Built on the site of a Roman temple, this ancient church was once surrounded by green fields and with the River Fleet flowing below its graveyard. The landscape changed dramatically in the mid-19th century with the coming of the railways and the expansion of London beyond the Euston Road. St. Pancras is now dwarfed by St Pancras International Station, the St. Pancras hotel, the Crick Institute and the British Library. Yet it remains a focus of Christian worship and one of London's hidden gems.

NOTE: The event is fully accessible and there is blue badge parking available in the local area. However, there is no parking available at St Pancras Old Church. The nearest tube and overground stations are Kings Cross, St Pancras International, Euston and Mornington Crescent.

Keats-Shelley 200

Between 2020 and 2022, the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association is leading Keats-Shelley200, a programme of events to mark the 200th anniversary of the deaths of the John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley. Activities will take place both in the UK and in Italy and the programme promises to offer something for everyone.

For more information, to make a donation or to become a member please visit: keats-shelley.org

Keats-Shelley Memorial Association

Founded in 1903, the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association maintains and supports the Keats-Shelley House at 26 Piazza di Spagna, Rome, where the English poet John Keats died in 1821. As part of our ongoing committment to poetry lovers, we publish the scholarly Keats-Shelley Review and run the annual Keats-Shelley and Young Romantic Writing Prizes to find the most promising poets and essayists from around the world.


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The Keats-Shelley Memorial Association

The Keats-Shelley Memorial Association exists to preserve and honour the works and lives of the English Romantic poets John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley. Founded in 1903, the association supports the Keats-Shelley House in Rome, where John Keats died in 1821. As part of our ongoing commitment to Romantic scholarship, we publish the scholarly Keats-Shelley Review and run the annual Keats-Shelley and Young Romantics Prizes to find promising poets and essayists from around the world. The association is also responsible for maintaining the graves of Keats, Shelley, Joseph Severn and Edward Trelawny in the non-Catholic Cemetery at Testaccio.

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