Serious and Lively: Leigh Hunt and Romanticism - An Exhibition

Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 18:00 to Friday, April 12, 2024 - 18:00

The Keats-Shelley House invites you to the opening of

Serious and Lively: Leigh Hunt and Romanticism – An Exhibition

 On 7 December at 6pm

Leigh Hunt was one of the liveliest literary figures in nineteenth-century Britain. His unique disposition led him to play a central role in bringing the Romantic poets together: it was through him that John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley met for the first time, and equally it was with his editorship that Shelley and Lord Byron’s joint effort The Liberal was released. 

This exhibition focuses on Hunt’s key role as an intellectual during the Romantic period and on his relationship with the three main second-generation Romantic poets. 

The exhibition will run until 12 April 2024.

The opening night will feature a curatorial talk at 6:30pm. The exhibition will be free of charge on the opening night only, and advance booking is required (

On the following days, admission will be allowed with the purchase of a standard museum entrance ticket.