the Angel Oak
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performative artwork sited on Peckham Rye to revive William
Blake's creative vision from the margins.
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.'
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.
The Angel Oak
was planted on Peckham Rye, Sunday September 2011 by Linda
Foster of the libraries of Peckham. Read a report from Guardian
with the support