Sonnets for Shakespeare

Ian and Lucy discuss Sonnets for Shakespeare on Hope Radio 87.9 FM, Birmingham

On Tuesday 7th July 2020 at 8.00pm (BST) please tune in to the Ian Henery Show on Hope Radio (87.9FM or online by clicking here) for a wonderful chat between Ian and Lucy, the co-founders of Sonnets for Shakespeare. We will also be discussing sister project The Rainbow Poems, the online poetry community for anyone going through life change or uncertainty. We will be reading pieces from both projects and playing some delightfully varied music choices. You may be surprised!

Based in South Birmingham, UK, Hope Radio is not-for-profit that provides FM radio programs for the over 50s who do not have or do not desire to have access to the internet, to share experiences, to send messages to friends and family, to show their support for essential workers, to feel that they are not alone.

The poem and the spoken word are vital to the ethos of Hope Radio. On their website are lovely recordings of poets based in and around the UK’s second city and the Midlands region, a vibrant place for culture and the arts. What a great initiative!

We are delighted to be working with Hope Radio, especially with our shared belief in diversity. The Rainbow Poems and Hope FM both welcome contributions from every race, nationality, class, gender identification, sexual orientation. All voices matter and are appreciated.

Lucy, founder of the Rainbow Poems

Extract taken from Sonnets for Shakespeare / News

Sonnets for Shakespeare is an anthology of poems, writing and art to celebrate Shakespeare and raise funds for two organisations doing vital work to support his legacy: the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Both have been hard hit by the Covid-19 lockdown. Without the support of the public, neither may survive to ensure future generations enjoy Shakespeare in the same way that we have during our lifetimes.

Unimaginable? In these extraordinary times, sadly not. Please join us as we develop this tribute to the Bard, his works, history, characters, places, themes The possibilities are endless.

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