A page that honours Blake, truthfulness, donors and supporters to
the campaign to acquire William Blake’s Cottage in Felpham.
My name is Adriana Díaz-Enciso. I am an author (poetry and fiction) and translator of Mexican origin, and I have been living in London since 1999. I was a Trustee of the Blake Society for four years, its Secretary for two, and co-founder of the Society’s appeal to acquire Blake’s Cottage and turn it into a centre for creation. I articulated much of what we wanted for the Cottage to be.
The first one is what I sent to the Blake Society and the Blake Cottage Trust when I realised that the Chair had elbowed people out in Felpham, kept the Blake Society in the dark about the campaign, then formed his own Trust, and that the Blake Society had washed its hands off the problem. No one has addressed yet any of the issues I raise in this document.
1. A Vision for Blake’s Cottage
These are articles that I wrote for our blog during the Cottage appeal:
2. The Gate is Open
3. Blake’s difficult journey through this world
These are my notes for the launch of the campaign in Parliament in 2014:
The following is the first articulated vision statement for the campaign that I wrote after our first work meeting, and that I refer to in Chapter II of my testimony:
I hear that Mr Heath told a journalist, and who knows to whom else, that the Cottage appeal was no project of mine. He, the Blake Society and the Blake Cottage Trust know fully well just how grotesque this lie is. It is laughable too. When I have time I will be uploading more and more evidence in this page, as I see that neither defamation nor the downright fantastic are beyond these people’s sad use of their own humanity, but for the time being I am including the following two press releases of November 2014, created by Mr Heath and myself. They both are reminders, by the way, of just how much this was a Blake Society project, no matter how much they have all tried to deny that afterwards.
These are my comments to the Blake Society’s Minutes of their 2016 AGM:
The following documents my concerns about their recent inaccurate financial reports (April 2017)
This is an English extended version of an article I published last June in my column “Lo que contemplas” for Laberinto, the cultural supplement of Mexican Newspaper Milenio:
And this is a link to the original, shorter version in Spanish:
Considerations prior to the launch of the campaign shared with Mr Heath (linked to Chapter V in my Testimony):
Lack of transparency regarding the Blake Society Journal and Paige Morgan’s role as its supposed editor, with no journal produced in eight years (linked to Chapter V in my Testimony):
First draft script for the crowdfunding video, mentioned in Chapter VI in my Testimony:
Second script for the crowdfunding video (linked to Chapter VI in my Testimony):
Proposal for a solution of the Cottage crisis in 2014 (linked to Chapter VII in my Testimony):
Blake Cottage Trust’s articles of association (linked to Chapter VIII in my Testimony)
and Certificate of incorporation, that prove that the Blake Cottage Trust was set up on 30 October 2014, unbeknown to the Blake Society Committee and the Big Blake Project:
My revisions to the Indiegogo page, inappropiately centred around Mr Heath (linked to Chapter IX in my Testimony):
There are many more documents that may be of interest, but for starters, these may give you an idea both of the problems we have faced, and of the ideals that were behind our project. I believe that if you read these documents you will also understand the degree to which I have cared for this project, the care I put in articulating our vision, and why I believe so strongly that it is not right to allow for it to be corrupted in the hands of people who simply don’t care.
Finally, if you are curious about other things I have written about, or inspired by Blake, you can visit the section “You Become What You Behold” in my personal blog: