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The 2nd Book of Urizen by Tim Wright
Submitted by on February 7, 2011 – 9:45 am2 Comments

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AboutThe 2nd Book of Urizen is a work in progress by Tim Wright. He prefers to call it a walk in progress. This booklet represents a sketch of a larger, richer work which will take the reader along the south London stretch of a longer L-shaped walk. See

In the final production, it is imagined that a full ‘broadcast quality’ geolocated rendition of the Blake’s Book of Urizen will be available – peppered with the imagined sounds of Lambeth in 1794 with music provided by Haydn, who was composing & performing in London at the time.

The whole project is meant to conjure up the sense of Blake striding around his home patch, composing and declaiming – perhaps even singing – one of his great ‘prophetic’ works. Tim Wright continues:

“I’m hoping to explore what it’s like to walk around London alone with one’s thoughts and ideas; to be considered different or perhaps even mad.

I also want to explore a pet theory of mine that birth, miscarriage, childlessness and the pain of children growing up and apart from their parents were all things on William’s mind at that time – if even he didn’t quite know it.

By focussing on this theme it may also be possible to develop the voice of Blake’s wife, Catherine, who never had children, but instead dedicated herself to Blake, working ceaselessly as his creative partner to help produce great works such as The Book of Urizen. What was life like for her? And what discussions took place between William and Catherine about the prospect of never having a family?”

Published February 2011 in the City As Material series

Tim Wright is a digital writer, a cross platform media producer and a director of XPT Ltd. See or follow @moongolfer on Twitter.

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Blakewalk 3 by Tim Wright
Submitted by on December 1, 2009 – 3:04 pmOne Comment


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About : BlakeWalking is a new way of conversing, participating, publishing, performing & *creating* on the hoof. The aim of Blakewalking is to Transform an everday walk into a *Visionary Experience*. We want you to join us out on the streets, on the web & on your mobile – making notes, recording thoughts & feelings, responding to the world we walk through – and the world *within*! See for more details.

Published December 2009

Tim Wright is a digital writer, a cross platform media producer and a director of XPT Ltd. See or follow @moongolfer on Twitter.

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Songs of Innocence & Experience by William Blake
Submitted by on March 12, 2008 – 12:43 pmOne Comment

Songs of InnocenceSongs of Experience


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About : two books of poems reflecting the hopes of radical change and reform of the age contrasted with the more sombre mood of the post-revolutionary period in France and in England.

First Published 1789 & 1794
Public Domain Text from Project Gutenberg

William Blake (1757-1827) was a poet, painter and printmaker. His radical and mystical inspiration set him at odds with his times and he remains one of the most visionary of English artists.

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