News: Partner Spotlight

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  1. Creative Europe's Literary Translation Fund Now Open to Applications

    Partner Spotlight

    19.12.2014

    Publishers can apply for grants of up to €100,000 to support the translation of between 3 and 10 books. Deadline for applications is 4 February 2015.

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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. 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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  6. Flash Fiction Competition: Now Open to Submissions

    Bookworm bookshop in Beijing

    In partnership with the Flash Europa 28 and the European Union, the British Council seeks submissions from young UK authors as part of an EU-wide competition, judged by A.L. Kennedy, to showcase emerging European authors to Chinese audiences.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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