When You Are Old :
W.B. Yeats at 150
A Talk by the Ambassador of Ireland, Daniel Mulhall
2015 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of the poet and Nobel Prize winner, W.B. Yeats (1865-1939).
To mark the occasion, the Ambassador of Ireland, Daniel Mulhall, who is a lifelong enthusiast for the poet’s work, will speak about Yeats’s literary achievement, and in particular about the evolution of his work from the melodic lyrics of the 1880s and 1890s, for which Yeats is widely renowned, to the great modern poems he wrote during the last 20 years of his life. How did Yeats manage to remain such a creative and dynamic writer to the end of his life?
Daniel Mulhall will also reflect on Yeats’s role as an interpreter of the Ireland of his time and as a powerful cultural link between Britain and Ireland today.
Tuesday 12th May, Shaw House, Church Road, Shaw RG14 2DR
£17.00 Lecture and Afternoon Tea
Further information is available from Newbury Spring Festival