A blog from Beyt el Kottab

| by Kerry Young

Writer Kerry Young on her recent trip to Beirut for the International Writers' House, Beyt el Kottab.

Poem 'AT 45, TO 45' by Sampurna Chattarji

| by Sampurna Chattarji

For our Sonnet Exchange event at the Southbank Centre's Alchemy Festival we commissioned Sampurna Chattarji to write a poetic response to a Shakespearean Sonnet.

The Shame - a new poem by Daljit Nagra

| by Daljit Nagra

For our Sonnet Exchange event at Alchemy Festival this year, Next Generation poet Daljit Nagra was commissioned to write a response to a Shakespeare sonnet. He chose Sonnet 69.

Poem by Kaiser Haq in response to Shakespeare's Sonnet 66

| by Kaiser Haq

For our Sonnet Exchange event at Alchemy Festival this year, Bangladeshi poet Kaiser Haq was commissioned to write a response to Shakespeare. Kaiser chose to take as his starting point Sonnet 66, 'Tired with all these, for restful death I cry'. His response is below.

Daljit Nagra comments on his new poem 'The Shame'

| by Daljit Nagra

In this blog post, Daljit Nagra comments on his new poem 'The Shame' which draws inspiration both from Shakespeare Sonnets and the Bollywood drama of a modern Indian marriage.

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

| by Leah Cross

Meg Rosoff awarded the 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children's literature.

Sonnets for the Horn of Africa - Part 2

| by David Fitzpatrick

Filmmaker David Fitzpatrick blogs about his experience filming in Khartoum, Sudan as part of our programme Sonnets for the Horn of Africa.

Sonnets for the Horn of Africa - Part 1

| by Deanna Rodger

Spoken word poet Deanna Rodger was part of a creative team working with young artists from Ethiopia, South Sudan and Sudan on new poems inspired by Shakespeare's sonnets. In part one of our blog Sonnets for Africa, she reflects on her experiences in the first few days of the workshop.