BELLA ITALIA - An Afternoon of Poetry at the Keats-Shelley House, Thursday 15 November at 5 p.m.
'The name of Italy has magic in its very syllables.' —Mary Shelley.
To mark the anniversary of John Keats's arrival in Rome in 1820, the team of Poetry Ambassadors from Keats House in London will read some of their favourite poetry (mainly by 19th century English-speaking travellers) extolling the serene and occasionally chaotic beauty of Italy, a beauty that Keats himself was never able to enjoy.
Advance booking is recommended/ Participation in the event is included in the standard museum entrance ticket.