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John Keats

A Celebration of John Keats and his connections with Stansted.

Join us on St.Mark’s Eve 24th April at St.Paul’s Chapel Stansted, for a celebration of John Keats.
200 years ago Keats was present at the consecration of the Chapel and found inspiration there for his poems The Eve of St.Mark and The Eve of St. Agnes.

At 5pm local historian Nigel Gossop will give a talk about his recent book 'John Keats in Bedhampton' and explain why, in January 1819, the poet John Keats visited Chichester, Bedhampton and Stansted Park and how, in September 1820, he came to spend his last night on English soil in Bedhampton.

After the talk there will be refreshments followed at 6.30pm by readings of some of Keats best loved poems, including those inspired by Stansted, read by local people and students from Park Community School.
Copies of Nigel’s book as well as other books connected to the history of the Chapel will be available to buy.
Please note we will be unable to take card payments on this occasion so please bring cash for refreshments and purchases.

This event is free but places are limited so booking is advisable.
To book a place please phone 023 9241 2265.

There will be a retiring collection in aid of the Chapel.

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