“Percy Bysshe Shelley – A Humanist Out of Time”
Percy Bysshe Shelley
A Humanist Out of Time
John Webster, from the Oxford Humanists group, will give an audio-visual presentation on Shelley and the humanistic aspect of his thought. A reprint of Shelley’s ground-breaking essay, The Necessity of Atheism, edited by Nicolas Walter, has recently been made available on Amazon by The Freethinker; it closely follows the original edition of 1811.
John will point up some of the humanism-related issues arising from Shelley s work and show a DVD Shelley s Golden Years in Italy , which includes songs (progressive folk) drawing on his lyrics, narration by Benjamin Zephaniah, who is a Shelley admirer, and images from Italy. It is an innovative approach to the poet, putting him into a contemporary format, and this promises to be an inspirational evening.
Bring your friends!
date: 8th March 2017
venue: Small Barn Hall, Chiltern Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham HP6 5AH
cost: Free. All welcome