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William Blake’s Lambeth: crowdfunding sought for new booklet

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A guide to William Blake's Lambeth is one of four titles in a series of pamphlets by local archivist Jon Newman to be published this summer if a crowdfunding campaign is successful.

William Blake’s Lambeth: crowdfunding sought for new booklet
William Blake lived in Hercules Road. In 2014 the Ashmolean Museum recreated his Lambeth studio.

Thamesis Publications has produced two poetry titles so far and would now like to branch out into well-designed walks books.

This new imprint – Thamesis Walkies – will be written by an assortment of walks leaders; local historians, poets, writers and artists.

The first four titled will be written by Jon Newman, archivist at Lambeth and author of River Effra: South London's Secret Spine.

The three pamphlet walks will consist of William Blake's Lambeth, James Whistler's Battersea and John Ruskin's Herne Hill.

The fourth book will be entitled Death on the Brighton Road, illustrated by David Western.

A 6 contribution gets you a signed copy of one of the pamphlets, whilst for 100 you can have a full set of books and a guided walk with Jon Newman on any of the three routes.

For details see

If the crowdfunding appeal is successful the four titles will be published at the start of June, to coincide with an exhibition at the Morley Gallery featuring Jon's texts and David's paintings called Between Dog and Wolf: a South London Twilight.

• As part of the exhibition programme Jon Newman is leading a public guided walk round Blake's Lambeth on Thursday 15 June.

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