Afternoon Poems Special: 200th anniversary of Peterloo, Keats House, Friday, 16. August 2019


Join the Keats House Poetry Ambassadors for a reading of The Mask of Anarchy. Written by Percy Bysshe Shelley in response to the Peterloo massacre which occurred in St Peter’s Fields, Manchester, on 16 August 1819. Professor Ian Haywood of the University of Roehampton will discuss the poem’s historic context. 


‘Shake your chains to earth like dew Which in sleep had fallen on you - Ye are many – they are few.’ 


Free, drop in 

Friday, 16. August 2019, Keats House, Afternoon Poems Special: 200th anniversary of Peterloo

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