The modernist poet David Jones, whose work was greatly admired by T.S. Eliot and W.S. Auden, and who lies buried in the Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries is to be featured in a seminar by The David Jones Society in the Dissenter's Chapel on Saturday 22nd September.
You can read Mike Guilfoyle's account of his life here and see below for an interview that Anne Price-Owen of the David Jones Society gave to the BBC.
The event costs £10 and all are welcome to attend. The programme of events is listed below:
The David Jones Society Ladywell Seminar: 22nd September 2012
Ladywell Dissenter’s Chapel, Brockley & Ladywell Cemetery
Borders in the Literary and Visual Arts of David Jones
10.00am Registration & Coffee
10.30am Mike Guilfoyle: Introduction to Ladywell & FOBLC and a brief guided tour around Ladywell Cemetery
11.15am Anne Price-Owen: Brief introduction on the Seminar Speakers
11.30am Sir Steve Bulloch, Mayor of Lewisham welcomes the David Jones Society toLewisham
11.50am Prof William Blissett: ‘David Jones After Seventy Years’
12.30pm Jasmine Hunter Evans: ‘David Jones & Cultural Borders: “To all the natives ofthe whole white (shining, beautiful) Island of the people of the Britons”’
1.00pm – 2.30pm; LUNCH: make your own arrangements locally
2.30pm A.C.Everatt: ‘Footnotes to a Wounded Man’
3.00pm Esther de Waal: ‘Living on the Border: Reflections on the Experience of Threshold’
3.30pm Anne Price-Owen: ‘The Differentiated Sites’
3.50pm Sheila Beskine: ‘The Significance of Borders in the Arts of David Jones’
4.15pm Tea & close of seminar
Before the cemetery officially closes at 5.00pm, there should be time for visitors totake a final wander around the graveyard.
6.30pm Dinner at Ladywell Tavern for those who have pre-booked.