Blog

These blog posts offer an insight into some of the projects that we’ve supported and how the British Council works with literature, including interviews with writers, diaries from international visits, and reflections on completed or on-going projects. The opinions expressed in the blog are those of the authors.

Literature on Lockdown 6: #CultureConnectsUs

| by Swithun Cooper

This week on Literature on Lockdown we're showcasing a variety of literary activities that support our well-being to mark 'Mental Health Awareness Week' here in the UK.

Literature on Lockdown 5: #CultureConnectsUs

| by Swithun Cooper

This week's Literature on Lockdown features an #EastAfricaArts focus, literary podcasts, miniature books, and considers the ways in which nations and individuals view each other and ourselves.

Hay Festival Digital

The British Council are thrilled to announce that we’re supporting a specially selected programme of events at the 2020 Hay Festival Digital

Poems on the Underground goes online

| by Judith Chernaik

As many of us are staying at home for the duration of the Covid-19 virus outbreak, we've been missing our Poems on the Underground. Fortunately, the poems have gone digital, as Judith Chernaik explains

Literature on Lockdown 4: #CultureConnectsUs

| by Swithun Cooper

This week Literature on Lockdown thinks of spring and looks at how organisations from around the literary world are responding differently to the challenges of lockdown.

Literature on Lockdown 3: #CultureConnectsUs

| by Swithun Cooper

In our third edition of Literature On Lockdown, we have gathered stories, craft projects, podcasts and online events that will keep you in conversation with world literature.