William Blake at Flat Time House

Flat Time House

30 January - 8 March 2020

Organised by Flat Time House in partnership with the Sir Denis Mahon Foundation, and curated by Chris McCabe and Magnus Rena, the exhibition gave a unique opportunity to view Blake’s work in the domestic environment of John Latham’s home – the ‘living sculpture’ of Flat Time House and embodiment of Latham’s worldview. The show was also an opportunity to bring Blake back to Peckham, at a site close to the Rye where, as a young boy, he had his vision of “a tree filled with angels, bright angelic wings bespangling every bough like stars.” 

In conjunction with the exhibition, six poets were commissioned to bring their words and visions to Peckham. Each of the poets was commissioned to write in response to the life and work of William Blake and/or in response to that other visionary and creator of cosmologies, John Latham (1921-2006).

The Events: POETS IN RESPONSE TO BLAKE featured Keith Jarrett, Chris McCabe, Niall McDevitt, Robert Montgomery, Karen Sandhu, Iain Sinclair and Tamar Yoseloff.

View Photographs of the Private View

View photos from “Poets in response to Blake”  with performances by the artists and poets Karen SandhuChris McCabe, Niall McDevitt and Iain Sinclair.

View photos of the final Poetry evening with artists and poets Keith JarrettChris McCabeRobert Montgomery and Tamar Yoseloff.

View photos of “The Blake Walk of Peckham” showing poets and psychogeographers Chris McCabe and Niall McDevitt on a Blake-inspired walk through Peckham. 


  • The Bard - William Blake at Flat time House - The Private View

  • Poets in response to Blake - Chris McCabe, Niall McDevitt, Karen Sandhu and Iain Sinclair

  • Blake - Walk of Peckham

  • Poets in response to Blake - Keith Jarrett, Robert Montgomerie, Tamar Yoseloff and Chris McCabe