A series of creative workshops using Shakespeare’s sonnets as a catalyst to explore the lives and experiences of people living in the UK, Sudan, South Sudan and Ethiopia today.
To celebrate Shakespeare in 2016, British Council Literature will be focusing on a series of exciting projects including A Great Feast of Languages: Translation Workshops, a year-long international focus on translating Shakespeare for performance and Sonnet Exchanges, contemporary UK poets matched with international poets and commissioned to write their own responses to Shakespeare’s poems. Fine out more about those projects and other Literature activity here.
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A year-long international focus on translating Shakespeare for performance involving a series of up to eight translation conferences.
23 of April was the World Book and Copyright Day (the day when William Shakespeare died 400 years ago). Through this celebration, UNESCO aims to recognise the power of books and reading and its influence on building sustainable and tolerant societies through the diversity of cultural expression, quality education and culture of peace.
Contemporary UK poets will be matched in a programme of discussion, co-creation, workshops and readings with leading international poets commissioned to write their own responses to Shakespeare’s poems.
Watch the sixth film in our series celebrating Shakespeare in 2016. Come To Me is modern blues song inspired by As You Like It