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.
These are articles that I wrote for our blog during the Cottage appeal:
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.
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: https://diazenciso.wordpress.com/you-become-what-you-behold-a-page-for-william-blake/
And my CV, in case you want to know about my work: