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A Poetic Declaration: Part 1

Percy Bysshe Shelley declared that “Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world”. The Ripples of Hope Festival is delighted to have commissioned and unveil a powerful new body of work: A Poetic Declaration.

Simon Armitage has convened 30 poets from around the world to create a unique poetic response to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Join Simon as he hosts the poets as they unveil this work for the first time, with music from Jaydev Mistry.

For the first of three evening events, the poets appearing live and virtually will include:

  • Imtiaz Dharker
  • Sjon
  • Mona Arshi
  • Shivanee Ramlochan
  • Raymond Antrobus
  • Tishani Doshi
  • Malika Booker
  • Demani from Young Identity
  • Glyn Maxwell
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson

Click here for part two and click here for part three