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13 November 2016  -  13 November 2016

Bards Without Borders


Idea Store, 321 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1BU
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
FREE: as part of the Write Idea Festival

Bards Without Borders are a group of poets and performers from refugee and migrant backgrounds. The Bards combine music and poetry to present a new multilingual and exciting response to the work of William Shakespeare. The Bards are speaking back to Shakespeare and challenging him and are from countries ranging from Bangladesh to Tanzania, they have a truly global take on Shakespeare which is fun, thought provoking and powerful.

The festival is an integral part of the reading offer of Idea Store, the innovative library, learning and information service created by Tower Hamlets Council. All the events take place over a single weekend (11-13 November) and are based in one venue, Idea Store Whitechapel .