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  1. Latest News from Connect ZA: Francesca Beard arrives in Cape Town

    And spoken word artist Francesca Beard has arrived in Cape Town for the 2014 Open Book Festival!

    As we look ahead at the exciting programme of literature events taking place in South Africa over the coming weeks as part of the British Council Connect ZA programme, we want to put the spotlight on just a few of our most recent projects which have supported creative collaborations between artists and audiences in the UK and South Africa.

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  2. Tongue Fu in South Africa with Connect ZA

    Tongue Fu is one of the UK’s best spoken word events. In February 2014, Tongue Fu poet and programmer Chris Redmond and musician Arthur Lea travelled to Johannesburg and Cape Town in February as part of our British Council Connect ZA programme.


    In this blog, Chris Redmond shared his reflections on the trip and the spoken word scene in South Africa.

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  3. ''It’s time we gave young creatives the spotlight'' The Roundhouse launch Call to Create

    'Call to Create' is a global collective of cultural organisations that believes it’s time to shout louder about the great art young people make.


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  4. Next Generation Poets 2014

    The British Council is delighted to be collaborating with the Poetry Book Society on an international showcase of contemporary British poetry featuring the Next Generation Poets 2014.

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  5. Indeed The Unexpected Happens: Millicent Graham and The Empire Cafe

    Millicent Graham and other poets and writers at The Empire Cafe © Chris Leslie

    Millicent Graham, a poet from Kingston, Jamaica, recently took part in a series of events in Glasgow as part of The Empire Cafe project.

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  6. Coffee, Sugar, Tea and Poetry

    What we're doing

    26.08.2014

    The Commonwealth Games provided Scotland with the perfect backdrop for exploring the cultural legacy of the Commonwealth and its colonial past.

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  7. Writers Return, Derry-Londonderry

    Two of Northern Ireland's most celebrated poets, Colette Bryce and Leontia Flynn, join Qatari poet Maryam Al Subaiey to read poems about journeys and discuss how travel inspires new writing as part of Culture Night festivities on 19 September in Derry-Londonderry.

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  8. Friday 22nd August: Edinburgh excitement and the Korean wave

    Kim Young-ha

    One of Korea’s finest novelists Kim Young-ha returns to the UK for an event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival with David Bezmozgis.

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  9. Q&A with Ji-young Gong

    Project News, Blogs

    19.08.2014

    Ji-young Gong

    On fantasy, reality and place as a sea of language...

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  10. Publishing Success Following British Council Summer School

    This year, as the Creative Writing Summer School unfolded in Athens for the second time, students were invited to an event with a slightly different twist: previous pupil Vangelis Provias hosted his very first book launch for his debut novel begun in classes from the 2013 school

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