July Thursday 6th : 7pm : Free Entrance
Kensal Green Cemetery Dissenter's Chapel : London
Illuminations II : celebrating Erich Fried
New performances, readings, artworks and films by David Fried, Robert Prosser, Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, John Parham, Stephen Watts, Joshua Alexander, SJ Fowler and more.
Erich Fried, one of the great political and love poets of the post-war era, whose strikingly beautiful and immediate poetry found no contradiction in those themes, is celebrated on the grounds of Kensal Green Cemetery, where he rests. Fleeing Vienna to make his home in London during WWII he left a profound impact on both places, celebrated by readers through his life and into the current day in Austria especially, this event aims to shed new light on a great poet of Europe.
The illuminations series is supported by Austrian Cultural Forum London and curated by SJ Fowler. .... Watch this TV Documentary from 1988 featuring the Austrian born Poet Erich Fried: 6 May 1921 - 22 November 1988 who fled Nazi occupied Vienna for London in 1938.