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.