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October 2018 / Diary / by Karen Heaney

Literature at Keats House

This year, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein turns 200. Two centuries since its publication, this seminal horror/sci-fi story continues to fascinate and Keats House in Hampstead is celebrating with a special late night opening, eerily entitled My Hideous Progeny.

Discover the power of the original novel through readings (as part of the international Frankenreads events programme), join a Gothic tour, and have a go at using ink and quill pens to begin your own masterpiece.

There’s another reason to celebrate – 31 October is also Keats’ 223rd birthday. Visitors can raise a glass to the poet at the pop-up bar on the night.

31 Oct. 10 Keats Grove, NW3 (020 7332 3868; cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/keats-house)


Literature Keats House 2018