News: Partner Spotlight

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  1. And they're off! Rachel McCrum heads to South Africa

    Rachel McCrum at InZync Poetry Session, Stellenbosch

    February sees the British Council and the Scottish Poetry Library launch an exciting new project for the Commonwealth Games: Commonwealth Poets United. First up, Rachel McCrum travels to Jo'burg and Cape Town to meet South African poet Toni Stuart.

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  2. Dhaka Days

    Bangladeshi dancers and musicians

    Cortina Butler reports back from the Hay Dhaka festival, which went ahead despite political unrest, and featured novelists Ned Beauman, Nadeem Aslam and Ahdaf Soueif, graphic novelists Karrie Fransman and S.J. Harris and some unexpected Bengali puppets

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  3. Poetry on the Rooftops

    Favelas of Rio de Janerio by dany13

    A dispatch from Henderson Mullin after week one of FLUPP, a festival that takes place in the favelas of Rio de Janerio.

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  4. Sophie Rochester Streams into Port Harcourt

    Sophie Rochester joins the Port Harcourt Book Festival via Skype Photo Credit: Touch Port Harcourt

    Last month, as part of the annual Port Harcourt Book Festival in Nigeria, The Literary Platform was invited by the British Council to give a seminar on digital publishing. Sophie Rochester blogs about the experience.

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  5. Translation Summit in Doha: Call for Applications

    BCLT Summer School, Norwich

    The British Council, Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing and the British Centre for Literary Translation are pleased to announce a Literary Translation Summit from 8-12 December 2013, to be held in Doha, Qatar, alongside the Doha Book Fair.

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  6. Epic Storytellers in London: South Asian Literary Festival

    Partner Spotlight

    18.10.2013

    Leading writers from the region, including Jeet Thayil, Amit Chaudhuri and Amish Tripathi - a best seller in India - discuss their work at events across London from 26 October to 1 November for South Asian Literary Festival in cultural partnership with the British Council.

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  7. International Radio Playwriting Competition

    BBC World Service & British Council launches the 2013 International Radio Playwriting Competition with new co-producers The Open University and the additional Georgi Markov prize.

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  8. Flipside: Brazilian 'Carnaval' Comes to Suffolk Coastline

    Flipside

    Building on the success FLIP, founded in 2003, leading Brazilian and British authors converge on Snape Maltings this weekend for first UK based festival of events, readings, music and caipirinhas.

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  9. UK Artists 'Connect' in South Africa

    Jacob Sam La Rose

    Performance artist Jacob Sam La Rose, illustrator Mustashrik Mahbub and novelist Sunjeev Sahota all head out to South Africa this week as part of British Council project 'Connect ZA'.

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  10. Kenya prepares to 'Imagine the World'

    c Hay Festivals

    Once again Nairobi dusts off its hat and prepares for the Storymoja Hay Festival later this month.

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