Past Meetup

Shelley – a Humanist out of Time An audio-visual presentation by John Webster

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Old Basing Village Hall

OLd Basing · Basingstoke

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Frank Goddard Room,Village Hall, Old Basing RG24 7DA

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John Webster will be giving a multimedia presentation on the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley [masked]). Shelley was one of the major English Romantic poets. He is one of the most influential poets in the English language and held radical political and social views.

John’s multi-faceted presentation gives an unrivalled insight into Shelley, and reveals the extent to which humanist ideals animated his work. With Shelley verses presented in a cycle of songs (‘an interesting and enjoyable way to encounter the lyrics’), a narration voiced by Benjamin Zephaniah, and images from Shelley locations in Italy, this is an special opportunity to discover the scope and ambition of the poet who looked forward to a democratic, pluralist and secular future.