29th July 2021

Campfire Presents: William Blake vs The World - with writer and counter-culture historian - John Higgs

We were delighted to be joined by writer and counterculture historian John Higgs with an insider’s view of the life and work of creative genius of William Blake.

Discussing his recently published book William Blake vs The World, Higgs returned to explore Blake’s remarkable invention as poet, painter, and printmaker. Although barely acknowledged in his lifetime, successive generations of artists and writers have sought inspiration from Blake’s incredible rich oeuvre of graphically illustrated Romantic poetry and treatises on politics and philosophy. John also sits down with writer, actress & theatre director Daisy Campbell for a chat on her one women play ‘Pigspurt’s Daughter’ and all things creative storytelling.

In typical Campfire fashion, the show included graphical art and music selected by John Higgs in honour of the artist.

Campfire July - John Higgs - Highlights:

Full Show Segments:

Introduction to John Higgs, Writer & Counterculture Historian
Blake in Paradise
The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu - It's Grim Up North
Man In Interrupted Form
Frank Turner - I Believed You, William Blake
‘The way you see the world says as much about you as it does the world’
Peggy Lee - Is that all there is
Daisy Campbell on Pigspurt’s Daughter & Creative Storytelling