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23 April 2016  -  10 July 2016

Bards Without Borders on tour


Bards Without Borders, the a collective of poets from refugee and migrant backgrounds producing new work inspired by Shakespeare, are going on tour.

Following a packed-house for their show at Rich Mix in London on 23 April, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Bards will be performing the following dates:

April 29, Brighton University
April 30, Dare Festival, Shoreditch Town Hall
May 20, Matthew’s Yard, Croydon
May 21, Ashcroft International Festival, Ashcroft Arts Centre
June 11th, Hounslow Arts Theatre
June 18th, Birmingham library in collaboration with British Library
June 19th, Southbank Centre, Refugee Week  
June 24th, Greenwich Community Arts Festival
July 10, Ledbury Poetry Festival

Developed by poet and facilitator Laila Sumpton and director Arne Pohlmeier (Two Gents Productions) in association with Platforma/Counterpoints Arts, BWB is supported by Arts Council England, King’s College London and Spread The Word.

The BWB poets are: Alia’ Kawalit, Barbara Lopez, Edin Suljic, Fatima Diriye, Freddy Macha, Hamdi Khalif, Haroon O Mahdi, Himali Singh Soin, Lloyd Benjamin, Shamim Azad, Tolu Agbelusi.

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