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What rhymes with rug? Under-fives and their carers are invited to join the Poetry Library puppets, Federico and Firebird, on their poem rug to find out. This short session of nursery rhymes, poems and rhyming stories is followed by the opportunity to look at and borrow books from our ever-growing children's collection. This FREE event will take place in the Poetry Library Reading DenFind out more »
Unsurprisingly, reflecting the immense influence and inspiration that Shakespeare’s work has brought to all the various art-forms over the centuries, 2016’s commemorative activities will include many operas, ballets, orchestral and choral works, chamber music recitals and exhibitions, that draw upon his plays and poetry. This conference, however, aims to turn the subject through 180° so as to explore the vital importance of music to Shakespeare himself and the role it played in his and his company’s creative processes as well…Find out more »
Need some help with your writing? Get a slice of feedback from Clare Pollard, one of our Poetry Butchers. Not for the faint-hearted, these 15-minute sessions see our butchers cut straight to the heart of your poem with their razor-sharp critical acuity. Only one poem should be brought along on the day, which should be no longer than one page of A4. This FREE event will take place in the Poetry Library Foyer at Royal Festival HallFind out more »
Explore the life and work of the great novelist This study day considers Conrad’s career as a novelist and his contribution to British culture in the year that has been designated ‘Joseph Conrad Year’ in Poland. Joseph Conrad, probably now best known as the author of Heart of Darkness and The Secret Agent, was born in 1857 at a time when Poland had been divided between Austria, Prussia and Russia. He first came to Britain in 1878 as an apprentice on a British…Find out more »
All translators, at any stage of their careers, are welcome to attend this one-day Russian-to-English translation workshop; the only requirement is fluent English and a reading knowledge of Russian. We encourage a truly collaborative approach, which is helpful and enjoyable. We will spend at least half of the time looking at a passage from a story by Teffi. Tea and water provided through-out the day. There will be a break for lunch, please email us if you need information about…Find out more »
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