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Replanting of William Blake’s Oak in Peckham Rye Park

Went to a wonderful event in the park this lunchtime. Poetry, walk, art installation and tree planting. 

In 1765 at the age of 8, William Blake saw his first vision while walking on Peckham Rye. ‘A tree filled with angels, bright angelic wings bespangling every bough like stars.’

In collaboration with the Blake Society and the Forestry Commission, an oak sapling was saved from the eroding margins of England and transplanted to Peckham Rye as an invitation to future generations of Peckham Angels.

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Modern jukebox idea

This would probably only work in somewhere painfully trendy in
Shoreditch, but I can see it being novel/fun if a bar let the
customers choose the music by projecting a collaborative Spotify
playlist on the wall and letting anyone edit it.