Image featured above is a painting by Alan Davie: Fairy Tree No 5 The forthcoming event is inspired by Alan Davie's Work. Michael Horovitz will give a talk about his relation with him and with David Hockney and about the development of New Departures. My debut book 'Open Windows, Open Doors' is the latest New Departure's publication. Michael will also perform his poetry and chant/sing with his band The William Blake Klesmatrix Band (featuring the wonderful Annie Whitehead and magnificent Peter Lemer). I will read from my debut book, and perform with Michael pieces from our customary duet-repertoire. I will also contribute some percussion to the William Blake Klematrix Band.