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.

Shakespeare Lives at the Hay Festival

| by Will Kemp

There's an exciting programme celebrating Shakespeare at the Hay Festival from May 26- June 5 2016. The British Council is a global partner of Hay and we will be live tweeting from a number of events.

Kamila Shamsie: Bocas and Bogotá (Part 3)

| by Kamila Shamsie

In the third instalment of her blog from the Bocas Lit Fest in Trinidad and Tobago, Kamila Shamsie reflects on how the imagination and national borders interact.

Kamila Shamsie: Bocas and Bogotá (Part 2)

| by Kamila Shamsie

In the second instalment of her blog from the Bocas Lit Fest in Trinidad and Tobago, Kamila Shamsie reflects on the relationship between literature and cricket.