The latest special issue of Agenda poetry magazine (vol. 52, nos. 1-2), titled simply 1918, features two articles on David Jones:
Hilary Davies, 'David Jones: like no one but himself', pp.36 - 43.
Paul Robichaud, 'David Jones and Edward Thomas', pp.44 - 51.
See the website for more information: www.agendapoetry.co.uk
David Jones' boxwood crucifix (made c. 1925 during the time of his apprenticeship in Ditchling), is on auction at Christie's -- closing 20 November.
Just a reminder that there will be a walking tour and visit to David Jones's grave in Brockley and Ladywell cemetery (London) this coming Saturday, 3rd November, at 3:30 following the annual meeting of the R.S. Thomas Society. For more information contact Anne Price-Owen at: email@example.com
David Jones' Grave, Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery, London.
David Jones' birthplace, Brockley, London.
The Trustees of the David Jones Estate have handed over the task of fielding permissions enquiries for the use of Jones's writings and visual to Faber & Faber and Bridgeman Images respectively. In future, please direct any correspondence to the following contacts, who will direct you:
For all writings: Lavinia Singer (Faber & Faber), firstname.lastname@example.org
For all visual images: Adrian Gibbs (Bridgeman Images), email@example.com
David Jones: A Mythic Understanding
An exhibition at Camberwell College of Art, (Peckham Road, London SE5 8UF)
6 November - 14 December, 2018
From the web page:
'This exhibition is one part of a College-wide project led by Geoff Coupland (aka ZEEL) that explores the life and themes of the work of artist, illustrator and poet David Jones.
Jones was aged just 14 when he first attended the then Camberwell Art School in 1909, before enlisting for service with the Royal Welch Fusiliers to fight in the First World War. This experience had a profound effect on Jones both emotionally and artistically. He went on to write ‘In Parenthesis’, an epic, novel-length war poem, and as an artist working in many modes, he made numerous paintings, drawings and book illustrations with a particular use of mythical imagery.
His legacy is visible in the work of many illustrators working today, including John Vernon Lord, Clive Hicks Jenkins, Charlotte Cory, Marguerite Carnec, Sue Coe, Linda Kitson and David McKean, and their contemporary work will be shown alongside a display about Jones’ life and work created especially for the exhibition by design studio Work-Form.'
Press Release (with details about opening times, etc.):
The UK Latin Mass Society will be offering their bi-monthly Mass for the repose of the soul of David Jones tomorrow, Saturday 13th October, at 4 pm in the Lady Chapel of Westminster Cathedral, London. Jones was a great devotee of the Latin Mass; his anniversary of death is 28 October.
For information see: lms.org.uk/contact-us
'David Jones: Artist and Poet in the Shadow of the Great War'
The annual Beauforest Lecture, by Paul Hills
10th November, 12 noon.
The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
Free tickets can be booked at: tickets.ox.ac.uk/webstore/shop/viewItems.aspx?cg=ash&c=anntalk
Beyond Sound and Shape: The war poetry and art of David Jones
Part of 'The Human Being: A Paradox of Freedom', 3 November, 2018, London
As we reach the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, this exhibition will examine the paintings and poetry of David Jones, who served as an infantryman in the trenches. It recounts a story of camaraderie experienced in the face of detached superiors, unbending military rigour and inhuman danger. As a soldier, Jones found freedom in a tenderness towards his companions, an awareness of the beauty that lies beyond what is merely useful, and a heroism within what is mundane or enforced.
James Fergusson, 'A Neurotic Aesthete: The Genius of David Jones', The Tablet, 22 August 2018
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