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Arthur Rimbaud on his death bed by Herve Constant

Welcome to the Rimbaud & Verlaine Foundation

The Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation is using the French poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine as an inspirational starting point for a much wider mission to champion the arts and culture. Exploring the vital role played by the arts in education, social capital building and cultural exchange, the Foundation is also developing a new and more sustainable business model for the arts, based around earned income.

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Jan Patočka - and the Grounds for Political Action

Academic conference and evening arts event taking place at Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1 on Friday 8th November 2019.

9:00-5:30pm: Jan Patočka and the grounds for political action 

The conference explores the contributions of Czech philosopher Jan Patočka to our understanding of whether and how meaningful political action is possible—taking cues from his phenomenology, his essays on arts and culture, his writings on Europe, and his conception of sacrifice. The day will feature Patočka scholars and academics who worked underground in the former Czechoslovakia. A topical introduction to the ideas of this fascinating philosopher, offering novel ways of reflecting on our contemporary political crises.

Registration fee £20 plus booking fee at

6:30-8:30pm: Care for the Soul – Jan Patočka and the arts.
Evening arts event, with live music and performances.
Tickets £10 plus booking fee at


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