Our vision:

1. Remove the later extensions to the Cottage bringing it back to a state that William and Catherine Blake would have recognised when they lived and worked there. 

2. Build a new multifunctional centre that will draw people to the village of Felpham just to see it. There’ll be space for resident writers, musicians, painters, printmakers etc. to find refuge and create a stream of creativity and imagination.

3. Give people access to the space on open days or via bookings to experience the working of an exact replica of Blake’s eighteenth-century wooden rolling press – an engraver’s copper-plate press. Or to visit small exhibitions and meetings.

The architects appointed for the initial stages of the project are award winning MICA.

Detailed plans for the Cottage renovation are below.