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Event at Keats House

Help us keep Keats's legacy alive by joining in our programme of poetry performances, workshops, guided walks, late events and family fun days. Many events are FREE.


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March 2017 events

Tuesday 28 March
Templar Poetry Live: Oliver Comins and Michael Woods
7pm - 8.30pm
Oliver Comins brings wry, witty and wily golfing metaphors in his pamphlet 'Battling Against the Odds', in what may well be a fascinating contrast with Michael Woods embarking on his odyssey to reunite the broken parts of poetry in his new collection, 'Algebra'.
FREE, booking recommended

April 2017 events

Sunday 2 April
International Children's Book Day at Keats House
1pm - 4pm
(Stories at 2pm and 3pm)
Make a book to celebrate International Children's Book Day, and create your own story to fill the pages. You'll also have the chance to hear some well-loved children's stories, listen out for your favourite.
FREE, drop-in

Sunday 9 April
Afternoon Poems: Edward Thomas
2pm - 3pm
To mark the centenary of the death of the famous First World War poet Edward Thomas, join the Keats House Poetry Ambassadors for a reading of his revered war poetry a hundred years to the day since his death.
FREE, booking recommended

Sunday 16 April
Family Day: Easter at Keats House
1pm - 4pm
Easter bunnies have taken over Keats House and garden. They're hiding and we need your help to track them down. Find all the cheeky rabbits and make a carrot cone for carrying home your chocolate prize.
FREE, drop-in (£1 donation welcome)

Tuesday 25 April
Templar Poetry Live: Olive Broderick and the iOTA Shots Pamphlet Award Launch
7pm - 8.30pm
Olive Broderick's debut full collection, 'Night Divers', bristles with myth and stories from a marvelling and longing heart. One of the winning pamphlets from the iOTA Shot Awards (to be announced in February 2017) will also be launched on the evening.
FREE, booking recommended

Saturday 29 April
Keats in Hampstead Guided Walk
11am - 1.30pm
(Meet outside Hampstead tube station)
Follow the story of Keats's life in this walk around Hampstead village, with readings from his poetry and letters. Explore locations that inspired Keats, including the Vale of Health, Well Walk and the Heath itself. We finish at Keats House, where entry is FREE to walkers. Please wear sturdy shoes.
£12/10 concession, booking essential

Sunday 30 April
Guided Tour: The Architectural History of Keats House
11am - 11.45am
Explore the architectural history of Keats House, originally known as Wentworth Place. Hear the stories of its residents John Keats and his good friend Charles Brown, and discover how it was transformed into the building that we know today.
FREE with admission

*The tour will include the basement and first floor. The route will include steep steps and please note, as we are a grade I listed building, we do not have a lift.