A Curious Joy Forever

cabinet of curiosities
A classic Cabinet of Curiosities. We can’t guarantee a crocodile skull in ours.

If the sun’s out and there’s a garden to sit in, my Keatsian friend Mike Sims and I like nothing better than putting together an afternoon of readings from Keats’ poems and letters for the delight of a Romantically-inclined audience. Our fifth annual ‘A Joy Forever‘ summer event is coming up at Keats House in Hampstead on 1 July. This year, our theme is The Cabinet of Curiosity – we’ll be creating an imaginary museum of the artifacts Keats owned, thought and wrote about, and captioning them with your best loved poems and writings.

‘a little claret-wine cool out of a cellar a mile deep – with a few or a good many ratafia cakes’ were ingredients in Keats’ recipe for a good life, as he wrote in a letter to his sister Fanny. We’ll provide the equivalents, and you can buy tickets here.


3 thoughts on “A Curious Joy Forever

  1. Cliff November 7, 2018 / 5:54 am

    Hi there. I am trying to buy your “album” on poetry archive but when I click on buy album it lists the poems for individual purchase only. Do you know if this is on purpose? 🙂 It’s OK if it is, I was just wondering. Sorry for using the comments section for such a question.

    • juliabird November 7, 2018 / 8:43 am

      Hello! I think it might be because the CD has gone out of print (or whatever the equivalent of going out of print for recordings is) so only digital downloads are available. I’ve sold out of my stock as well I’m afraid. Maybe Ebay or someone would have a second hand copy?

      • Cliff November 8, 2018 / 6:34 am

        Hello there. It turns out I was just blind to the location of the “Buy” button. I’m so glad i checked a 5th time! O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s